Sharing is kill. .. I realize this is just a comic, but I just buy my stuff so the money goes to those who created it, usually my games. I'd shell out 60 dollars for skyrim so it g Sharing is kill I realize this just a comic but buy my stuff so the money goes to those who created it usually games I'd shell out 60 dollars for skyrim g
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#1 - ennioface
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(07/27/2013) [-]
**ennioface rolled a random image posted in comment #174 at kids **

Mfw I try to share my penis
#12 to #1 - royrogersmcfreely
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#84 to #1 - ennioface
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Why the **** are you all rolling I'm so confused.
#131 to #1 - toymoo
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**toymoo rolled a random image posted in comment #247 at all of my yes ** MFW when I go to court for shooting a *****.
#161 to #131 - itrinx
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(07/28/2013) [-]
"MFW When"


lol retard
#169 to #1 - xxcxpxx
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**xxcxpxx rolled a random image posted in comment #43 at Sticky change on FJ ** op's face when he has no penis
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#7 to #1 - itrinx
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#24 to #7 - minsheme
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#30 to #24 - itrinx
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**itrinx rolled a random image posted in comment #1 at Favorite gif. Dump **
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#38 to #30 - minsheme
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**minsheme rolled a random image posted in comment #3044909 at Friendly **
mfw i climax and ejaculate gallons of pee into a womens penis
#39 to #38 - itrinx
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**itrinx rolled a random image posted in comment #46 at Hipler ** i think we just broke the picture rolling system.
#98 to #38 - animedudej
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(07/28/2013) [-]
you use the ************* tri-force when you ejaculate?
#11 to #7 - ennioface
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?
#2 - grandterskrasao
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(07/27/2013) [-]
implying pirating is synonymous with sharing.

It is stealing you *****, admit it. I pirate, and I acknowledge that its stealing, and you should to.
#42 to #2 - aceonfire
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I make a burned CD for my friend, he rips it to his pc, and the songs are now permanently (unless he deletes them) on said computer. He can burn them to a cd, give it to his friend, so on and so forth. By doing this, because he is not accepting money for the cds, it is not illegal. The only difference between this, and pirating, is the fact that it is a digital copy being shared, and that instead of friends, it is fellow internet users.
#18 to #2 - ginginhunter
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(07/28/2013) [-]
if i go to a jewelry shop and copy an exact same necklace while the original , will you call the police?
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#49 to #2 - anon
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Yeah in the same way reading a book at barnes and noble without buying it is stealing.
#130 to #49 - anon
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(07/28/2013) [-]
... But it kind of is. There's a reason more and more bookstores and comic stores are putting book condoms on their merchandise.
#68 to #2 - anon
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(07/28/2013) [-]
When you share crayons, both of you use them but only one of you buys them...
#155 to #2 - thewaronbeingcool
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Even the law agrees that piracy isn't stealing.

It's copyright infringement. And who the hell cares about that?
#119 to #2 - thepinkestofthepie
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#5 to #2 - miklthepikl
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(07/27/2013) [-]
sharing: one person buys a CD, lends it to a friend who downloads the CD and gives it back.   
   
pirating: one person buys a CD, and sends it to someone else without giving up the original CD, and its the same as before.   
   
Pic somewhat related
sharing: one person buys a CD, lends it to a friend who downloads the CD and gives it back.

pirating: one person buys a CD, and sends it to someone else without giving up the original CD, and its the same as before.

Pic somewhat related
#16 to #2 - spceinvdr
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(07/28/2013) [-]
lel look at this edgy bitch.
He probably buys everything from itunes and purchases his games.
#65 to #16 - epicemter
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Well, no he doesn't, seeing that he SAYS that he's a pirate and merely acknowledges that it's stealing.
#35 to #16 - anon
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(07/28/2013) [-]
I bet this fag even hangs up his cellphone when he drives.
#36 to #35 - spceinvdr
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(07/28/2013) [-]
I bet that phanact kisses girls.
#63 to #36 - thekich
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Too far.
#13 to #2 - lindow
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Piracy is Piracy. Not stealing, not sharing, not hula dancing.
The reason there is a separate word for it is because it's a separate thing.

Also "not theft" doesn't mean the same thing as "not illegal", just before some idiot tries claiming that I'm defending piracy in all forms by pointing this out.
#3 to #2 - awec
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(07/27/2013) [-]
Pirating is closer to sharing than stealing. The only thing anyone loses when you pirate stuff is a potential sale, in actual theft the victim loses whatever was stolen.
#66 to #3 - demicus
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(07/28/2013) [-]
While I totally agree with you, let me pass along some advice.

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”
#56 to #3 - anon
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(07/28/2013) [-]
In physics, the potential energy of a system is just as important as the kinetic energy.



Food for thought
#78 to #56 - aceonfire
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Yes, however energy is neither created nor destroyed. The money that doesn't go into said multibillion dollar corporations goes into other products and services, actually generating a healthier flow in the economy.
#60 to #3 - pappathethird
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stfu, you know it's stealing. I know you're not basically taking something away from someone, but if you think about it, that's not the concept of stealing. If you steal a bag of chips from a grocery store and get caught, you're not getting arrested because 'oh no, now the big ass grocery store doesn't have this one bag of chips anymore'. You're getting punished because you wanted the benefits of something that cost money without actually paying for it. I agree, pirating is not a major crime, but it is stealing.
#101 to #60 - anon
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stfu, you know nothing. If i found a bag of chips on the ground that no one around is claiming, am I stealing for wanting something that costs money without paying for it? This case is actually similar to pirating since the groceries stores are losing potential chips sales.

Laws against stealing is made to protect people's property rights, not to counter greed.
#118 to #101 - anon
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Actually that is theft if it wasn't purchased before being dropped. No one's going to actually prosecute you over it, but technically...
#15 - Skrufymunky
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(07/28/2013) [-]
I realize this is just a comic, but I just buy my stuff so the money goes to those who created it, usually my games. I'd shell out 60 dollars for skyrim so it goes to Bethesda so they can keep creating awesome games. I don't really care if you pirate stuff or not though, just my own opinion.
#17 to #15 - ginginhunter
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(07/28/2013) [-]
but if somebody cannot afford that?
plus , you can always donate more money than the price itself
#20 to #17 - Skrufymunky
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(07/28/2013) [-]
If i can't afford i don't buy it. More important things like food and a car payment than a video game. I don't really have an opinion on other people pirating though. If you can't afford it or just don't want to pay for it, all you man.
#59 to #20 - ginginhunter
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it actually depends on personel opinion on the market
y'know , not wanting to support exploiters and stuff
because if to look deeply at it , bethesda CEO dont do ****
the programers , artists etc do the ****
CEO chooses how much money they get for tearing up theyre asses for us to play a couple hours
#116 to #59 - organiclead
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(07/28/2013) [-]
They also choose what does and does not get made. No profit for them = no publishing. Let's say everyone decides to pirate the Elder Scrolls games and donate directly to the creators in some perfect utopian system. The analysts will look at the sales numbers and will go, "Huum, this game isn't selling as much as we thought it would. That means we need to do something different. Hey, that Famrville game is making a lot of money, developers, go make something more like that."
#57 to #15 - trollolololgabe
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(07/28/2013) [-]
its worse when you actually pay for the product and then don't actually get to use it...for instance I bought an Xbox that came with Skyrim and my little brother redeemed the game on his account and now I cant play it. Thats why I pirate whatever I can, because in reality the corporations are going to screw you out of as much money as they can so its only fair to do the same to them.
#146 to #15 - gerfox
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(07/28/2013) [-]
I just pirate games to test them out, if I like them I'll buy them, if not I have saved the money.
#21 to #15 - thenewnuggubler
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(07/28/2013) [-]
I have to agree, partially. I'm an amateur developer myself, and I view it as insulting to the developers to pirate games, because they often get little credit for difficult work, and fully deserve my money; like you said, I pay them so they can continue producing great things. However, I usually have no qualms with torrenting music, as well as videos; those actors and singers make ********* of money. If I REALLY like something I found, I'll buy it, but I'd rather that a famous band miss out on ten bucks than support a greedy company like Apple.
inb4 red sea for an opinion on the internet.
#25 to #21 - keiishiyama
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(07/28/2013) [-]
I never pirate games. Ever. That's where I draw a line in the dirt.

I pirate music because my small town has so few CDs to offer. No U2's Joshua Tree for me without a nice trip to the Pirate Bay. When I see a CD I want on the shelf, I buy it no question.
#28 to #25 - thenewnuggubler
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Me as well. The only way I can buy music is through iTunes, and I don't have a credit card of my own, and I rarely get a chance to get a card from a store, so TPB is usually my only choice. Along with iTunes's **** movie prices, I can't shell out that much damn money for a movie
#29 to #28 - keiishiyama
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Yay, thieves with consciences.
#151 to #21 - dummerbaztard
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(07/28/2013) [-]
How exactly are musicians making ********* of money?
#167 to #151 - thenewnuggubler
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There's still plenty of people who don't pirate, concerts, merchandise, all kinds of things. I know that a lot of that money goes to other things, like the owners, managers, producers, as well as production, but I'd say Kanye West can total a Ferrari and not worry about the expenses.
#27 to #21 - tobe
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The only company I pirate games from is EA. **** those assholes. They don't deserve the money.

I pay for all the other stuff, though. Especially music and indie games.
#33 to #27 - stanleys
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Sorry, you are going to need to buy the Piracy DLC for $9.95 before you can do that
#22 - merrymarvelite
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(07/28/2013) [-]
I don't give a **** if anybody downloads **** but you can at least stop pretending you're not doing anything wrong.
#75 to #22 - sparkysparkybooman
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Well I'm going to say i'm not doing anything wrong because instead of spending $60 bucks on a games, or $1.29 on a song (Completely outrageous price, I'm supposed to spend thousands to listen to music?!), I spend it on other things like groceries or to help pay bills.    
   
Also, studies find illegal downloading doesn't harm the music industry, and other industries.    
news.yahoo.com/study-finds-illegal-downloading-doesn-t-harm-music-044753096.html   
Along with lots of other links... use google.
Well I'm going to say i'm not doing anything wrong because instead of spending $60 bucks on a games, or $1.29 on a song (Completely outrageous price, I'm supposed to spend thousands to listen to music?!), I spend it on other things like groceries or to help pay bills.

Also, studies find illegal downloading doesn't harm the music industry, and other industries.
news.yahoo.com/study-finds-illegal-downloading-doesn-t-harm-music-044753096.html
Along with lots of other links... use google.
#152 to #75 - dummerbaztard
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So its ok to steal something if you don't have enough money but want those luxuries?
Because that's what you just said, it's like thugs robbing shops because they don't have enough money to buy it, so that's not wrong?
#176 to #152 - sparkysparkybooman
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(07/29/2013) [-]
I never said stealing is ok, but I also don't think overpricing things are ok either. As well, the people I would be buying from that I instead illegally download their stuff, are all already millionaires. Look at it however you want idc their rich, they will continue to get rich, and they will have many more fans as much more of their music is out there.
#135 to #75 - anon
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Most of the other links I see go to that one study. And the argument against it. I think the argument is reaching a bit, though it does bring up some good points on the method of data collecting.

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#50 to #22 - anon
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Illegal yes, wrong no.
#81 to #50 - anon
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Illegal:yes.
Wrong:yes.
Fun:oh hell yeah.
#26 to #22 - shitposts
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(07/28/2013) [-]
I can acknowledge that piracy is wrong but I don't care since the gaming and music industry has so many ****** up business practices.

Copyright laws are too really ******* ridiculous if you think about it (what is it now? the life of the author plus 70 years?). I say this because often when piracy is discussed copyright infringement is an often used term.
#87 - cheddarcheesestick ONLINE
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(07/28/2013) [-]
To whoever thinks pirating is justified, it isn't. Now I pirate, but I'm not going to say it's right. The creator does lose something. It costs money to make games, they profit off of sales for that game, which you are promoting/stealing from them. They lose the 60 dollars they deserved to make up for the money they spent making it.
#115 to #87 - kolpster
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(07/28/2013) [-]
I only pirate TV - they can't lose too much money.
#121 to #115 - cheddarcheesestick ONLINE
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(07/28/2013) [-]
That isn't horrible.

It isn't bad, but it certainly isn't good.
#134 to #121 - kolpster
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Hush now, child...
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#110 to #87 - ishalltroll
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I usually pirate games for a couple of reasons.
1. The developer/publisher doesn't bring out a demo. I hate and absolutely oppose this trend. At least let me ******* try your game before I buy something that I hate.
2. English voiceover. I don't want to have to import a goddamn game for higher shipping costs just because I want english voiceovers. I live in germany and the german voiceovers are ALWAYS ****.
3. I'm usually too poor.
#143 to #87 - slugnugget
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Except they are not losing anything.

The simple fact is most people that pirate games or films do it because they dont care enough about the product to actually ever buy it.

By you logic buying a game second hand isnt justified either because that also doesnt help the company make money.

And their is defo a lot more people buying pre-owned media than their are people pirating it.

When companies day they are implement drm because of piracy, its just their excuse to drm media to prevent second hand selling.

most people here are smart enough to buy the game they want if the developers or company is small like an indie and actually need the money.
#153 to #143 - dummerbaztard
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Yea because bigger developers make money out of air, pff only indies deserve money!

Are you retarded, they do just as much work as the others, why would they not deserve money for that?
#162 to #153 - slugnugget
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Mass advertised games get bought for christmas presents and such. e.g see COD.

Indie games dont have that luxury.

And sir you are a Retard. Im not saying big companies dont deserve my money jesus christ.
#64 - derpingherper
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(07/28/2013) [-]
There's a difference between sharing and stealing.
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#70 to #67 - anon
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(07/28/2013) [-]
a huge number of scenarios of intellectual theft leaves the original copy behind, grow a neurone or two
#69 to #67 - derpingherper
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(07/28/2013) [-]
That IS stealing due to the fact that the other person has said product (copy) without buying it.

If said person shared, he/she would give the original copy to the other person.
#43 - Sprinklez
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(07/28/2013) [-]
See, it's not the same though. When you lend someone a crayon, it's still your possession, and there's still only one copy, therefor only one exists in the scenario and one was purchased. It's like letting someone borrow your DVD of a movie. When you torrent it, you're getting a duplicate copy, therefor two copies exist and only one was purchased. It's not sharing, it's stealing.

I say this, of course, while I'm about to go watch a movie I torrented last night. I don't care if you torrent, as I do it myself, but quick being so ******* preachy about it and acting like you aren't doing anything wrong.
#99 to #43 - bobistheshit
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Think of it like this, what if youve got a DVD and you want to preserve the original and make a copy for use for yourself, is that stealing?
#178 to #99 - Sprinklez
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(07/30/2013) [-]
No. Not at all.
But if you give away a copy while keeping the DVD for yourself, that's stealing.
#72 - moxmortuus
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(07/28/2013) [-]
I'm probably wrong on this, but if I never plan on buying the game anyways (if I had money I would) then I would get a pirated version if I really want to play it. Doesn't seem wrong if they aren't losing anything.
I'm probably wrong on this, but if I never plan on buying the game anyways (if I had money I would) then I would get a pirated version if I really want to play it. Doesn't seem wrong if they aren't losing anything.
#79 to #72 - darthblam
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(07/28/2013) [-]
You are getting something that should normally cost money for free.
You get the product for keeps, they don't get the money.
That's stealing. That's what's wrong with it.

... but that won't stop me from pirating what I want, just don't think it's something that can be justified.
#145 to #79 - slugnugget
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Getting something for free that I would never buy?

Companies actually make money from this simply because their is a chance that the pirate might actually enjoy what he would have never bought and feel like buying the sequel.

Companies blaming piracy is only a scapegoat for them too add DRM to their product.

The reason they add DRM to their product is because they lose way more money from customers buying their games second hand than they do by Piracy.
#175 to #145 - moxmortuus
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(07/29/2013) [-]
That's a really good point.
#117 to #79 - anon
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Why are we argueing about making piracy justifiable?

I mean why does it matter? Pirates dont give a ****, remember?
#125 to #117 - anon
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(07/28/2013) [-]
Because there are a lot of people in these comments trying to justify it.
#96 - neoexdeath ONLINE
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(07/28/2013) [-]
What? I'm just a cosplay enthusiast!
#55 - satnaam
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(07/28/2013) [-]
**satnaam rolls 463**

"The truth is always the best answer"
"Its important to always be yourself"
"Looks are not important, Its the inside that counts"



ya,
all that **** goes out the window when it comes to job interviews.