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5 Nov 2017, 9:51 pm
in Cleaning Up The Giving Tree (go to post)
THE GIVING TREE HAS BEEN WIPED

I REPEAT, THE GIVING TREE HAS BEEN WIPED

?????????????

No it hasn't??


But anyway, I'm saving as many pets as I can for the Serpent Festival. owo
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5 Nov 2017, 9:01 pm
in Scarlet's OC journal! ❤ (go to post)
Ooh I like that. Symbolism is my fave haha
I haven't seen it, but I just looked it up and the summary seems awesome. ;o; I'll have to give it a watch!
I'm excited to see how you keep developing her, keep me updated with any new info ^^ She's super cool! I might have to draw her sometime heh
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5 Nov 2017, 8:52 pm
in Scarlet's OC journal! ❤ (go to post)
...okay, first, I gotta tell you that I'm actually currently trying to get over a fear of dolls so seeing all those headless Barbie's made me drop my phone (not your fault don't worry x3) but yeah I was planning on making her wear like a ton of shit, all cutesy and glittery and sugary sweet heheh but when she's by herself or trying to hide from paparazzi she would wear dark sweatpants and oversized black hoodies to hide her hair and huge sunglasses to hide her iconic eyes x3


Oh ym god I'm so sorry ;~; Seriously I hope you're okay ^^;;
Yeah that's a really cool idea! I love that she's got like this public face she puts on, but then underneath she's totally disgusted with it all... super cool character you've got in the works here ^^

(ALso I'll go remove that image from my original post lol)
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5 Nov 2017, 8:44 pm (Edited 5 Nov 2017, 8:52 pm)
in Scarlet's OC journal! ❤ (go to post)
Emeraldheart I see... So I gotta crank up the poof factor, got it x3 (never tried drawing tutus before but I just might for her!)

M A X I M U M P O O F

Lol. I'm not too sure where you're going to go with her backstory, but I'll elaborate on what I'm thinking about with her...
It wouldn't be just that one outfit; the way you described how she's always frilly and sparkly and stuff but feels trapped gives me the impression that all her outfits, not just her stage outfits would be really Barbie-ish. Her managers/fans would want her to keep up that 15-yo girl act, totally innocent and over-the-top girly, glittery, and pink. They would like force her to wear this stuff all the time to keep up appearances. Like more examples:
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Again that's just what I started thinking, obviously she's your OC, I'm just happy to help if I'm able to ^^
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5 Nov 2017, 8:33 pm
in Scarlet's OC journal! ❤ (go to post)
I think I'm leaning toward the second name, Dolly Dee is really cute ^^
Nice design! I like the backstory too, it's really creative. ;o;
I imagine her constantly in something Barbie-esque, like...
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5 Nov 2017, 8:30 pm
in How Well Known are You in FV? [GAME] (go to post)
6/10
We've never spoken, but that rainbow sneep haunts me... it is with me, always
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5 Nov 2017, 7:59 pm
in [IC] Monster Vista (go to post)
Galra Sure thing! ^^
6480 Thanks! Lol yes, the eggs are amazing. I love seeing that vista around the forums. ^^ Yeah, I'll definitely hide the gorier parts, that way everyone will be comfortable but people can still have the vista if they want ^^ Thank you so much for the advice!
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5 Nov 2017, 7:44 pm
in [IC] Monster Vista (go to post)
6480 That's actually a really good question... I didn't even think of that. I don't have an issue with em personally, but I suppose a lot of people do. Maybe we'll have to keep it to the other villages then or just not include the really gross ones, aha
I added a warning at the top of the post just in case ;w;

Kitsune_Galaxy Thanks! ^^ Yeah, I didn't realize it was really a thing to watch out for ^^;;
I'm about to hide that one under a link
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5 Nov 2017, 7:33 pm (Edited 5 Nov 2017, 7:57 pm)
in [IC] Monster Vista (go to post)
I've had these things hanging around forever and figured I should just post them already, just to see if anyone would be interested in them.

(DMM Monsters) (Displays one of the gory ones - I will change this)

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Essentially just vistas with all the village monsters behind them. I've only made DMM and TEP ones so far because I figured I would see if anyone's interested before continuing, lol. Thoughts and feedback? Criticism? hmu

Edit: Sorry if this is the wrong topic, just let me know ^^

Pinglist:
OFB: @Galra
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5 Nov 2017, 7:47 am
in S O O N (go to post)
I'm at 87 right now.... wish me luck, lol
For the reasons formentioned in my previous response to this topic I am sending you E X T R A L U C K
T H A N K Y O U

Seriously, that must have sucked ;~; My condolences, lol
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5 Nov 2017, 7:45 am
in S O O N (go to post)
I'm at 87 right now.... wish me luck, lol
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4 Nov 2017, 3:00 pm
in Snake to Worm Paintie in Progress (go to post)
I'll be on the pinglist, why not, right? ^^ Excited to see how it turns out ^^
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4 Nov 2017, 2:46 pm (Edited 4 Nov 2017, 2:50 pm)
in Custom Content & Susbcriptions Discussion (go to post)
I have to say that I'm kinda against the idea of "premium users" or something similar? Just because I know how awful that can turn out, but I understand the site needs money. Overall the custom content idea is a good strategy to bring in profit. I really am scared of how the divide between free and premium users is going to work, because I've seen sites where people literally bully other users because they don't have the cool stuff that the paid users do. I'm wondering how the situation will be handled and how the premium content will work in order to keep things fair for everyone, not giving huge gameplay advantages to people who pay their way to the top.
I'm also wary of the custom content getting out of control. While it's pricey, there are obviously people out there willing to pay that price, and I feel like the custom content would need to be limited and/or strictly moderated or else we'll end up in a situation with too many unnecessary additions/non-functional items. In response to your question, I would be willing to ignore this, even try to get some custom items, and let other users pay for some cool content, but if you implement these items into battleground drops, even entire battlegrounds, and actual gameplay mechanics like major exploration events, it would be kind of impossible to ignore it? Users would end up with all this user-created content which, if it's non-functional, as much of it seems to be, you would have no use for. I feel like only functional items should be available for functional add-ons. (This might be the case anyway but it isn't said anywhere)

Anyhoo, even though I feel kind of uncomfortable with both premium membership and custom content, it's because I've seen both situations go very, very wrong. If the FV staff can pull it off correctly, it should benefit the site. :) The prices you've listed seem pretty good; not excessive, but not cheap enough that there'll be a huge influx of items constantly.

I myself probably won't be buying a subscription or any custom content, at least not now, but I figured I might help with the questions anyway?

How much should it cost? Like other users have been saying, around $5 is probably best. It's affordable but it's enough to bring in a significant profit each month if enough users subscribe.
Should it be purchasable with FD? Subscriptions should probably be purchased with real money, but since FD is so versatile, people would be more likely to buy that and then purchase a subscription later on if they so choose. Since FD comes directly from real money, somebody would have to be paying for it sometime, but perhaps a subscription purchased directly with real $ would be cheaper than the FD option as an incentive? Like, a subscription with real cash could be $5, while an FD subscription would be 700fd or something, just as a way to have a more steady income. Idk just an idea
Should we have an available tier where you get actual merch sent to you monthly? NO, at least not for now. I feel like the cost and effort of producing and sending out physical merch would just negate the positive effects of the profit from subscriptions. In addition, the variety of merch currently available, imo, isn't enough to warrant a monthly package.
What sort of in-game rewards would you want for subscribing? As someone who probably won't have a subscription for a while, I wouldn't like to see too many gameplay advantages. FV centers around collecting and communicating, and any "advantages" given to paid users in that respect would essentially just be making sure free users are at a disadvantage. People are suggesting advantages, for example, which would just be convenient to gameplay, things which should, imo, be implemented for all players. If you're gonna make the free users sit there and click through many things while a paid user would be able to do it with one click, I feel like that's kind of a pay-to-win feature, because cuts down on a user's time doing specific tasks, which could give them upper hands in events, etc., as well as providing a significant disadvantage to people who don't have a lot of time in the first place.
I feel like subscriber benefits should be more indirect. Absolutely adblock. Aesthetic things, definitely. User rankings and forum add-ons like Anubis mentioned, subscriber trophies, a premium site theme or something, those are things that would have no gameplay effect but still would be cool for premium users to have. Maybe give subscribers a cool vista to have the option of using as long as they are subscribed? I also would support a monthly gift package, as long as it didn't give out exclusive items. It would function like an FD pet box - a Premium Package could have some kind of "openable" element that could give them, say, one random SR minipet as well as some other hard-to-obtain BUT NOT EXCLUSIVE items per month. Exclusive items just lead to bad times for collectors. Perhaps there could be, say, three exclusive, really rare items gifted to you the first time you subscribe, and they would ONLY be available through subscribing, but not exclusive items each month that are never available again and become insanely expensive, resulting in many users and even subscribers never being able to obtain them.
I don't think any FD should be given for free, since that'll cut profits, ESPECIALLY if there's a possibility that subscriptions would be available for FD. Perhaps as a compromise, which doesn't give out FD but still allows subscribers to get rarer items, a paintie ticket or one of the current month's FD pet boxes could be included in the monthly gift package? Just a thought


So yeah, that's basically my thoughts on this? Hhhhhhhhh oh my god that's super long now that I look back at it but hopefully I could help a little with this? Thanks for reading all that lol
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4 Nov 2017, 1:36 pm
in Does anyone get sick anymore? (go to post)
Just recently, including today, I've had a couple villagers actually stay sick, but I'm still getting sickness alerts and nothing happens as well. Perhaps the sickness system is starting to get back on its feet (?) but it's definitely still not 100%.
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3 Nov 2017, 4:25 pm
in look at my new child (new : TH!?!?!) (go to post)
On one hand, that would be awesome.
On the other hand, she's too cute to be associated with us mortal beings
yes that is why i worried

U must ask her permission... only She can tell u if u are her Chosen One
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3 Nov 2017, 4:15 pm (Edited 3 Nov 2017, 4:16 pm)
in look at my new child (new : TH!?!?!) (go to post)
Emeraldheart

tbh I've been looking for a sona for SOOO long


maybeeeeee its herrrrr


i kind of want to but immmmmmmmmmmmmmm

On one hand, that would be awesome.
On the other hand, she's too cute to be associated with us mortal beings
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3 Nov 2017, 3:44 pm
in look at my new child (new : TH!?!?!) (go to post)
Cakooie Good to know we were on the same path, lol. Anything you pick will be good because that... that face... is so cute...
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3 Nov 2017, 3:04 pm
in look at my new child (new : TH!?!?!) (go to post)
LOVE

mmmmm maybe Creme Puff? Because they're so round and puffy lol
Idk what their gender is, but it's kinda giving me "Izzy" or "Zoey" vibes??
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2 Nov 2017, 5:48 pm
in Would anyone be interested in joining a M.A.P? (go to post)
I've never animated anything before, ever, but I love warrior cats so I might participate? Things have been really rough lately and I haven't had too much time for anything, so I'm not sure if I'm going to join, but could you put me down for Part 9 for now? I'll see if I can make it, and if not, I'll let you know asap. ^^
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1 Nov 2017, 7:07 pm
in I'm sad this month's feast pet isn't a turkey (go to post)
BK said:
I feel you on this. The October feast pet was more of a summer vibe. TBH I was expecting something more spooky for that feast.


I was really hoping for some kind of candy pet. The otter seemed more appropriate for summer, I agree
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1 Nov 2017, 3:13 pm
in [All fixed! Thanks for the help!] (go to post)
MZZA said:
also Emeraldheart that's what I thought as well, but it turns out user BK has made multiple painties in that style :P

Turns out it actually WAS the same paintie. xD I even looked under the "bk" tag and only saw this deer, it was so weird for me. lol

gerbilfluff Congrats on getting your bab back! Super creepy but super cute, aha. I agree that a Halloween birthday is perfect!
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31 Oct 2017, 9:26 pm
in [All fixed! Thanks for the help!] (go to post)
Whoa... I could have sworn I've seen this exact paintie before, but it was only accepted tonight. This is like the Mandela effect or something
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31 Oct 2017, 9:15 pm
in Add, Drop or Change a Letter (go to post)
Dark
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31 Oct 2017, 9:03 pm (Edited 31 Oct 2017, 9:04 pm)
in Why was my clown paintie rejected??? (go to post)

Really? That's absolutely ridiculous.....


Not really though. It seems really weird because it's obviously a clown hyena, just with a spooky costume, right? Thing is, imagine if it was a vampire fox with a spooky costume. The fox would appear as a Spooky fox, not a vampire fox at all, since the costume sprite overrides the base color. Just because the hyena doesn't have official artwork for the spooky costume, it doesn't mean the same principle doesn't apply.

Hope that helps! ^^
MZZA I hope I explained it well enough?? idk
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31 Oct 2017, 7:35 pm
in October Writing Contest (go to post)
Theme: Harvest/Autumn
Word Count: 1993

A shadow loomed in the doorway of the large mansion atop of the hill, presiding over the expansive fields below. Mist rolled in the valleys, and vague silhouettes of trees and farm workers visible through the fog created an eerie, shifting mosaic of light and dark. The iron gate in front of the house creaked as a bone-chilling breeze swept through, making the figure shiver. A drizzle of rain spattered the ground, but weak sunlight filtered through the menacing gray clouds overhead, making the world seem as bleak and dismal as a graveyard – which, incidentally, resided to the left of the manor. Stepping into the open, Dr. Chester peered down into the haze, attempting to survey the progress of the workers. His whiskers trembled as the wind gave another howl.

“Useless,” he muttered. Not even the eyes on his hat could see through the thick layer of condensation into the valley below. “Do I have to do everything myself?”

Of course, he knew the answer to this question already; he was the mayor, and if he wouldn’t do it, then who? Grumbling, severed tail twitching indignantly, the cat made his way down the bone-white steps, swung open the gate, and began the trudging walk toward the fields.

Dr. Chester loved autumn, in general. One reason for that was that everything was dying. Morbid, yes, but entertaining. It didn’t quite have the same effect as, say, a good old-fashioned slaughter, but all things were indeed reaching the end of their lifespan during this season. It was beautiful. Leaves of every color littered the ground, and as the wet wind blew once more, one became stuck to his hat. Deciding to leave it there (it was one of his favorite blood-red ones, from the Japanese maple next door), Dr. Chester arrived at the wooden fence marking the boundary of the field. Pushing open the damp wooden gate, he stepped forward into the mushy soil, cringing as thin mud crept up between his toes.

He did not love, decidedly, autumn days like this, wet and cold and positively disgusting. Occasionally a sea-dwelling friend would tease him about his aversion to water, but he was a cat, for goodness sake. What could you expect? Of course, there were other downsides to the dampness as well. Though Chester was perfectly satisfied with his less-than-whole legs, thank you very much, they occasionally made it more difficult to walk. And, as he trudged through these dreary fields on this drab day, his cane often sunk into the soggy soil with a squelch, forcing him to yank it out over and over again.

Ah, perfect. Nothing to break in a new suit like mud all around the ankle cuffs.

Heaving a loud sigh, the doctor rolled his eyes and continued on his way, eventually stopping near a particularly busy section of the field. Large orange pumpkins of all different shapes stood out against the grayness of the afternoon. Despite the weather, many workers were toiling, and there were even some families picking out suitable candidates for jack-o’-lanterns. One of the farmers, a black bat, lifted a wing and saluted the mayor as he walked by, a gesture which was politely returned with a tip of Chester’s hat.

“Can we get this one, Mama?”

A small voice caught Chester’s attention, and he turned, spotting a tigress, a lioness, and their son, who was eagerly bouncing in front of his parents with a pumpkin nearly too big for him to carry. Chester smiled, an act which, due to his sharp teeth and unnaturally wide grin, could be interpreted as threatening, but he felt no malice, only contentment. From the way the family was dressed, it was obvious they were Tigereye Peak citizens, but they were likely in Dragonsmaw Manor for the Harvest Festival. Surveying the area, Chester could see a few other animals from other villages in the pumpkin patch, searching for the perfect pumpkin. He even thought he glimpsed Ana and a couple Guardian Angels in the distance, probably hoping not to be spotted in their biggest rival’s pumpkin patch.

Gotcha, Chester thought smugly. Not even Quetzal Palace’s mighty mayor could deny that Dragonsmaw Manor simply grew the best pumpkins around. This, of course, made the Dragonsmaw Harvest Festival the most popular out of all the villages, even drawing the other mayors into town – as evidenced by the winged wolf skulking about in the fields.

Even from here, Chester could hear the upbeat music from the town square, where many of the festivities were taking place. Each year, he looked forward to this, when his village drew crowds of visitors from all over and Dragonsmaw’s creepiness was glorified rather than avoided by the other villages. Even as his feet sunk deeper into the mud, Chester felt his heart lift a little. Slogging through the wet soil onto the sturdier main path, he eventually stopped near the middle of the expansive pumpkin patch. The drizzle continued to come down, but Dragonsmaw workers were still loading pumpkins into carts to be delivered to the Festival back in town.

“Excellent,” Chester murmured under this breath. Judging by the amount of pumpkins in the carts and quickly calculating how many carts had already been brought to the square, the workers were already close to filling the quota of Festival pumpkins for the day, enough to satisfy the influx of visiting festival-goers.

Satisfied with the results, he turned to go back to town hall and overlook the proceedings of the Festival.

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After a long walk back through the fields, trudging his way through even more mud, Chester arrived back in town and worked his way toward the town square, the crowds becoming thicker as he neared the center of the festival. As he approached the main activities, the throng became so thick that he wished he had brought his trusty Cheshire sword. Imagining animals fleeing in fear brought a wicked smile to his face, which was enough to clear his path a little on its own. Dr. Chester worked his way to Town Hall, and trekked up the short flight of steps so he could see above the crowd.

A jack-o’-lantern carving contest was in full swing toward the right of the square, and dozens of contestants were showing off their works before the first round of judging began in half an hour. The final winner would be chosen on Hallow’s Eve night, after many rounds of elimination. Chester himself would be helping with the judging process, so he made a note in the back of his mind to hurry over once he was finished looking around. Of course, he would try to put his bias aside, but that one jack-o’-lantern carved like his own face simply portrayed him so handsomely. He would have to commend the artist for their absolutely brilliant work.

To the left was the contest to see who could grow the biggest pumpkin. Animals were already carting their monstrous gourds into the square, resulting in even less space to walk but even more festival-goers pouring into the area to watch. Chester grinned as he spotted a pumpkin which he immediately assumed would be the winner – It was at least three times the size of him! Peering more closely at the crowd to see who had grown it, he thought he saw a bit of movement near the top –

No.

But oh, yes, unfortunately. Chester’s face fell as he took in what was undoubtedly Minstrel the mouse perched on top of the gigantic pumpkin, smiling and amiably chatting with Dragonsmaw citizens as the crowd admired the pumpkin.

What blasphemy! What impertinence! How could Minstrel just come in here and put all these beautiful Dragonsmaw pumpkins to shame?

These organic Dragonsmaw pumpkins.

Chester narrowed his eyes and put a hand to his chin. Olde Foxbury was certainly proficient at magic. Who was to say that Minstrel, the conniving, sneaky little thing that they were, didn’t use a spell to procure the largest pumpkin? Chester was down the stairs in a flash.

Pushing his way through the crowd, Chester strode confidently toward the offending pumpkin. He shoved his way to the front and glared directly up at Minstrel. The mouse, who had just finished talking to another animal, turned to see who the newcomer was and let out a terrified eep upon seeing Chester’s malice-filled eyes staring into them.

“Uh, h-hello, Dr. Chester!” they squeaked, trying to be friendly. Their eyes shifted from side to side, betraying their nervousness.

Nervousness at being CAUGHT, perhaps? Caught in the act of lying and cheating to win the pumpkin-growing contest? The mouse was practically holding their breath.

Positively dripping with deceit.

But, of course, Chester couldn’t make assumptions. Calling out the little trickster in front of the whole crowd and then somehow, possibly, being wrong, would end up with Chester making a fool of himself and perhaps even inciting a (pumpkin) war between the two villages. And he couldn’t have that (even though Dragonsmaw would win). Best play it cool.

“Hello, Minstrel,” Chester drawled, a cloying smile on his lips. “Having fun?”

Minstrel nodded rapidly, attempting to smile back, but it came across as more of a grimace. “Yep! The festival is just s-super fun!” Of course, they had been having fun until Chester decided to show his face. He always insisted on terrorizing them…

For good reason. Chester just knew that behind that innocent exterior, Minstrel was plotting the downfall of Dragonsmaw…

Or maybe not. But picking on them sure was enjoyable. Chester loved watching the little mouse squirm at any given opportunity.

“What a lovely pumpkin you have here,” Chester mused.

“T-Thanks. I worked really hard to grow it…” Minstrel replied hesitantly.

Chester grinned wickedly upward at the rival mayor. “It would be a shame if something were to… happen to it.”

Minstrel squeaked and ducked behind the thick stem of the pumpkin. Chester cackled and meandered away back through the crowd. Though he enjoyed getting a rise out of the mouse, he sincerely hoped that a Dragonsmaw citizen would produce an even bigger pumpkin before the judging started. It wouldn’t be very prudent for Dragonsmaw to lose to Foxbury during its own festival, now would it?

The sun was finally beginning to burn off the chill in the air, and Chester smiled as some of the clouds parted overhead to make way some much-needed sunlight. As he slid between groups of animals enjoying the festivities, a tantalizing scent caught his nose, seemingly carried to him on the warming breeze.

Dragonsmaw pie…

The local treat was something Chester couldn’t resist, so he made his way over to the dessert stands. Made with freshly harvested pumpkins, the pies were where a significant portion of the morning’s pumpkin crop had gone. The warm, nutmeg aroma filled the square, tinting the air with the autumn smell.

“One piece, please,” he called to the baker, who had their back turned to him as they finished icing a pie. To his surprise, he was greeted with the face of the Tigereye Peak mayor as she turned around to hand him a slice, its icing perfectly sculpted into the recognizable Dragonsmaw rooftop spikes; a homegrown Dragonsmaw citizen couldn’t have done it better.

“Why hello, Chester dear!” Polaria exclaimed, her elderly face brightening with a smile. “I just love baking so much that I couldn’t resist helping out this year. Enjoy!”

Chester gave the polar bear a grateful smile, accepting the pie. Polaria, undoubtedly, was the mayor he had the best relationship with. And, he thought as he dug into the pie, her cooking was absolutely divine.

He continued walking through the crowd, observing the festivities and eating his pie, when suddenly he choked on a bite of the treat. He was supposed to be judging the pumpkin carving contest!

Quickly making his way through the happy crowds, he set off toward the next installment in his busy day.
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