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    You’re raw and natural, with gems inside you


    “What if I look inside myself and I don’t find any gems? What if I’m just a rock?”

    A year and a half ago, when I was a Sophomore preparing for exams and trying to dig myself out of a depressive rut, I went on a Studio Ghibli binge. As …

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    Happy Birthday (non-copyright edition)


    With the assistance of my lovely roommate to provide background singing and an even happier birthday, enjoy this totally free and non-copyrighted birthday song!

    We may have some kinks to work out though.


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    A “Neat” Place


    I’m a bit of a homebody, and while I’ve gone on exciting adventures in the past…I don’t have any pictures of the occasions. I thought I would go exploring today to find some place cool, but as I was headed back from class, it was preparing to rain.

    But I’ve …

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    Week 1 Summary


    How well do you feel you completed the requirements of the week’s assignments?

    I believe I managed to complete this week’s assignments fairly well, considering all that was required was setting up (and sometimes validating) our accounts on social media.

    What gave you trouble? What did you enjoy most? What …

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    Selection from my Daily Drabbles


    Ears plugged with the sound of cicadas and crickets mingling in the faded light of dawn. The moist air presses against my skin, fills my nose with a damp smell like the lawn after it rains. Tall trees tower overhead and shade the walking path without making it any cooler. …

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    As my first twitter post says

    Good morning #ds106! It's time to play the "Setting up all my accounts" game.

    — Tori Lear (@Tori_Lear4) August 25, 2015

    Or in the case of some: good afternoon, good evening, and good night. My name is Frances Lear, but by some strange …

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