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  • ajinweek
    08.08.2021 - 1 mont ago

    It’s a week after #AjinWeek21 officially ended, but just a huge shoutout to everyone who participated! We had so many great works of art, fanfiction, edits, cosplay etc. Thank you for your hard work!!!

    If you have any feedback, positive or negative, please leave a comment below!

    #especially if you have any ideas for future themes #Ajin#AjinWeek21 #we’ll keep having events even though the series ended~
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  • origami10
    02.08.2021 - 1 mont ago

    AjinWeek21 Day 7: anything goes / dreams / scars

    A bittersweet imagining of what might’ve happened after the series ended. What do scars mean to ajin?

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  • lairn
    01.08.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Ajin Week Day 7: Anything Goes

    Here’s a crossover with the Lemon Demon song, Cabinet Man! School kicked my butt this week, but glad to do one drawing even if it’s a day late.

    #ajinweek21#sato#ajin#satou #now school is over for a few weeks so i wanna draw some more! #lemon demon#cabinet man #cabinet design inspired by other cabinet man fanart
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  • lathidraws
    01.08.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Drawn for @ajinweek

    Day 07: Scars

    As worn by Gen and samuel!Sato.

    #ajin#ajinweek21 #ajin demi human #satou #samuel t owen #gen#satoxgen
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  • origami10
    01.08.2021 - 1 mont ago

    AjinWeek21 Day 6: fav au / pop culture (?) / haircut Jujutsu Kaisen closing animation parody!

    #AjinWeek21 #though about doing more but this seems good for now #Kou#Kei#Satou#Ajin#Ajin fanart#jjk crossover
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  • epic-potato-crisp
    31.07.2021 - 1 mont ago

    AjinWeek21/2

    Day 2: Favorite minor character/ cigarettes / sin

    Notes: A combination that just screamed Ogura, imo. More of a character study than a ship fic, but some sad-adult-trio undertones.

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    For all intents and purposes, Ogura Ikuya was dead.

    It’s not that his heart had stopped beating, or he had stopped breathing, or even his synapses had stopped firing.

    Physiologically, he was in an impeccable condition. Minus a few broken bones, but hey. With all the cigarette smoke he kept inhaling, he had made peace with the fact that he was here for a good time, not necessarily a long time.

    To the American government, he was dead. To the Japanese government, as good as, with a handful of exceptions that knew better and were currently keeping him kidnapped at a hideout in the countryside.

    Was it even kidnapping, at this point? It better not be Stockholm Syndrom, Ogura thought with vague amusement, noticing how relaxed and carefree he felt despite his situation.

    The animosity that had been there between him and the others initially, had started to dissolve into an air of ambivalence, that slowly began resembling a sort of kinship.

    Hirasawa might have broken his fingers, but he was an interesting guy and Ogura enjoyed hanging out with him and his crew after work hours. Especially when Manabe brought generous amounts of booze.

    And there are, well, there are others.

    Shimomura Izumi is one of the smartest and one of the prettiest women he has seen throughout his entire life. One that could easily take you down, if you weren’t careful.

    It’s quite obvious that Tosaki is aware of that too, as much as he tries to gloss over it with bureaucratic terminology and the constant air of being stressed.

    He has a fiancé, that much Ogura knows. She’s comatose, but even with Tosaki’s character deficiencies, he’s aware that the man would rather give an arm and a leg than to be unfaithful to her.

    It’s almost ludicrous how it is exactly this determination that makes him so appealing to Ogura. The waves of hatred he feels coming from the other man are just a bonus, the cherry on top of a large sundae. He itches to get under his skin, to unravel that cold exterior, to unclench that beautifully chiselled jaw. And if Izumi were to be there, in the same room with them, well- wouldn’t that be a lucky coincidence?)

    (He leaves these fantasies at the door. Some nights. Others, he replays them over and over.)

    Ogura is a man of many talents. He has a doctorate in the sciences, a senior position at a prestigious research facility and a fluency in three languages. But now, more than ever, he has time to kill, so out of necessity, he expands his hobbies.

    He keeps himself updated on his colleague’s research by anonymously browsing the main publishing hubs, and on American politics in general. He refamiliarizes himself with Tetris. He third-wheels Tosaki and Izumi at every possible occasion, as it is both hilariously entertaining and another petty opportunity to exact revenge on the ministry worker that had ordered his fingers to be broken. These bones might heal themselves, but that would take time and copious amounts of physiotherapy he was not able to receive, let alone have his insurance cover - yet another regrettable downside of being considered deceased. This was nothing Tosaki’s laughably insincere apology could fix. And yet, he can’t bring himself to be too hard on the man.

    At least, he, Ogura, is free to do as he pleases at the hideout. Aside from answering any of the group’s burning queries on IBM research and voicing his opinion when the time came for making plans, he doesn’t have much on his plate. It’s not him that spends half his day going about his governmental dayjob and the other half running an illegal resistance operation that included quasi-babysitting two immortal teenagers.

    Ogura had always known he was suited far better for the role as the fun uncle that would smoke with you and talk about physics, or more recently, ghosts made out of invisible black matter. Nagai Kei takes advantage of the opportunity, often coming to him with an remarkable amount of questions at quite the impressive level that he genuinely enjoys answering. He doesn’t connect with Nakano Kou as easily – to be fair, it is hard standing out next to Nagai – but soon discovers the teenager’s need for some remedial English lessons, which he has no trouble delivering. If he happens to teach him several swear words while doing so, it is nothing but a happy coincidence.

    “Can I interest you two in another evening of bad decisions?” he says, one evening, mischievously gesturing with a tequila bottle and three glasses.

    He’d walked in on them sitting half-dead in their meeting room, which was becoming a regular occurrence.

    Izumi gives him a tight-lipped smile: “We’re not playing “How many drinks until the IBM manifests” again. Remember what happened the last time?”

    Ogura remembered, in fact, he was sure everyone did. That had been one of the most entertaining evenings of his entire summer. Izumi could certainly hold her liquor, if four drinks were anything to go by. That was usually how long it took for Kuro-chan to go wild.

    “Aww, see, and here I thought I was in for a treat.” Ogura says, sighing theatrically.

    “Just get out if you’re going to waste our time.” Tosaki grumbles. But then, he clicks his tongue and holds out his hand expectantly.

    “You can at least make yourself useful.” he says, averting his eyes.

    Ogura raises an eyebrow in surprise, but then obliges, pouring him a glass.

    The man is walking enigma. One that is a but a day away from ending up as clinical burn-out patient.

    “Drinks for the lady?”

    Izumi graces him with a withering glare, but then she too nods in defeat.

    “Hit me up.” she says, a smile tugging at her lips.

    “As you like it.” Ogura says, grinning, as he settles down to join the saddest party of his entire life.

    After all, it would be nearly a sin to pass up such an opportunity.

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  • epic-potato-crisp
    31.07.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Courtship - Part 3 (AjinWeek21/1)

    Notes: So I decided to continue this for Ajin Week 2021! (although I was torn between making this a Sato fic cause you know. Hat.)

    Day 1: Favorite character / summer break/ hat

    Favourite character: Both Kei and Kou are among my favourite characters, Kei especially is one of my favourite protagonists of all time, and summer break, because this place during the sweltering time that is training camp. (fun! :D)

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    “Really?” Kei asks with growing annoyance as the vampire movie plays out on the screen in front of them. “Really?!”

    “I can’t believe you haven’t seen that!” Kou defends himself, depositing the bowl of chips into Kei’s lap so his hands are free to adjust the volume.

    “This is not what I had in mind when I agreed to…well, dating you.” Kei says, lowering his volume at the last three words that seem a little too foreign too pronounce.

    “Why not?” Kou replies, “Movie nights are a super normal thing to do, not even for a date-“ He in comparison, has zero trouble adequately naming their current situation – “or with friends!” He smirked, which could never mean anything good: “Which you’d know, if you had any-“ Kou winces as Kei’s elbow rams into his side.

    “I did have friends.” Kei grumbles through his teeth, stretching out his feet over the old and battered, but still quite comfortable couch. This is, surprisingly, afar more relaxing activity than he had initially anticipated.

    Even if the movie is grating on his nerves.

    “Why is everyone trying to befriend her?” he asks, exasperatedly. Bella Swan had made it perfectly clear that she was not interested in socializing from the moment she had arrived in her father’s rainy suburban town. And yet, in the first half an hour, not only had her childhood best friend shown up, she’d also been introduced to numerous classmates and faculty, and on top of that, was subtly encouraged to take a glance at a family of – vampire’s, that was his most likely prediction based on what he’d heard of the plot.

    “Well, she’s new and people wanna get to know her. Nothing wrong with that.” Kou said diplomatically.

    “Ugh.” Kei groans, and takes a sip of his coke. Eriko had always tried to make him watch these movies, which, if he was correct, were five in number, because apparently it was no enough to have a fourth movie. No, it had two be dragged out across two volumes. So far, he had been able to avoid it. Until training camp.

    “Which you’d know, if you’d had-“

    “Shut the fuck up.” Kei snaps, and the mood sours for a moment.

    “Right, right, I’m sorry.” Kou says, after a beat of silence, and then his hand reaches over to grasp Kei’s.

    “Is that really necessary?” Kei mutters, feeling his cheeks heat up. He prays that the darkness of the room, only lit up faintly by the TV, serves as enough cover.

    “Well, it’s a date, right?”

    “Stop saying that all the time.”

    “Date. Date. Daaate.” Kou sing-songs, grinning at Kei knowingly.

    The latter glowers: “Are you in elementary school?”

    Kou laughs. He still doesn’t let go of Kei’s hand.

    Kei feels his heartbeat quicken, ever so slightly, nervousness manifesting in the pit of his stomach. He chalks it up to the unfamiliar situation. After all, he really doesn’t know whether the movie will provide suitable entertainment for the next one and a half hours. There is no way it has anything to do with Kou.

    At least, it shouldn’t.

    “If you could choose between being a vampire and an Ajin, what would you pick?” Kou asks, out of the blue.

    The movie had ended just a little while ago, a pointless two hours and six minutes of a supernatural romance that Kei couldn’t care less for. It was a little past ten, and they were not finished for a long while, apparently, if the cover for the second movie, blinking traitorously in Izumi’s streaming library, was anything to go by.

    “Not this again.” Kei sighs, “Do you spend all day on these unlikely scenarios?”

    “It’s that not unlikely.” Kou argues, “Come on, a few years back, you didn’t even know Ajin existed! And now you’re one!”

    “Of course I knew they existed. It’s part of the school curriculum.” Kei deadpans, this particular lesson still rather unsettlingly fresh in his memory.

    “Which you’d know if you’d gone to school.” He adds, acidly.

    “Wow, harsh.” Kou pouts, “I did go. I just…dropped out. There’s a difference. Everyone knows that.” He mumbles.

    “Keep telling yourself that” is on the tip of Kei’s tongue, but he swallows it down, if only to retain the peace. And perhaps because he would feel the tiniest bit guilty further prodding at that sore spot.

    But school is something he does not want to think about for a good while again. The memory brings only pain. Betrayal from his classmates, from teachers, a jealousy- one that Kou would never be able to comprehend - on missing out on education that is a given for his former classmates.. A High School degree that he will never receive, if the government has any say in it, after all the years and effort, the hours of studying and revising he has put into it. A bleak future with all paths to prestigious medical universities blocked irreversibly. His only crime had been crossing that road that day. If only I could be reborn, Kei thinks miserably, then I could get a new chance. chance. He is in dire need of a new identity. Perhaps he can later guilt Tosaki into creating one for him.

    “So circling back to the topic at hand, vampires.” he says, reluctantly.

    “Heck yeah.” Kou agrees, excitedly, “So?”

    “There are pros and cons on both sides.” Kei shrugs, “If you were a vampire, you wouldn’t be able to age and have a career, build a reputation. You’d have to get a new identity every few years. That sounds like a hassle. And don’t get me started on the…blood lust.”

    The vampires and even humans in the movie had looked hungry in a completely different way whenever that topic came up. As though sucking your body’s circulatory system dry was desirable under any circumstance. Kei shuddered at the thought.

    “You mean, you wouldn’t be able to build a family, live out your life with your friends, that kinda stuff?” Kou asks.

    “I was referring to the important things, but I suppose.” Kei says loftily.

    “Yeah, well, you’re wrong about that. Even vampires enjoy having relationships.” Kou argued.

    “Debatable.”

    “Bella seems pretty happy with the Edward guy.” his teammate emphasizes, “No matter if he’s a vampire or not.”

    “But it is going to be a problem in the future.” Kei argues, “Honestly, she should have just stayed with Jacob and been done with it. It’s a suitable match, why put in any extra effort? She’s just going to grow old while he stays young forever.”

    “Figures you’d go with the childhood best friend.” Kou mutters, flicking crumbs of his trousers.

    “What?”

    But Kou – strangely, for once in his life- doesn’t seem to haven an emergent need to elaborate further on the matter.

    Kei probably should have said something a long time ago.

    Perhaps he should have stopped Kou from starting the blasted second movie, but “Kei, it’s not that late! And how else will you know how it ends?” (Apparently, never was not a viable option.)

    So here they are, sitting through another two hours of what Kou calls an “iconic classic” and Kei under his breath refers to as trash, but not the recyclable kind.

    The cinematography is stunning, he has to admit begrudgingly, and the plot, albeit ridiculous, still manages to draw him in enough for him to forego his plans of turning the movie off several times, which is quite bothersome.

    Well, fine then, Kei thinks to himself, at least now if Eriko badgers him about those movies again, he can give her a detailed review of every single logical error he has discovered so far.

    He is considering starting a list, just so as to have some backup proof. His little sister’s education doesn’t have to suffer any more than it already had.

    “Is she really going to sit around for months and wait for him to come back?” Kei complains, grabbing a fist full of popcorn from the bowl Hirasawa had made for them, “That’s a complete waste of time.”

    “I don’t know, don’t you think some people are worth waiting for?” Kou threw in, giving Kei a knowing -sort-of-look that he couldn’t place.

    It was the first sentence he had spoken in a while. Apart from his rambling monologue to get Izumi to join them a while prior when she came in to check if the streaming service was working.

    “Did you see these movies already, Izumi-san?” Kou had asked and Kei surely hadn’t imagined the blush pinkening her cheeks.

    “Oh, those? Just…once.” she’d replied, her voice sounding a little too high-pitched for that to be true, “It all seems fine, so I should get going-“

    “Ah, already? Take a seat, take a seat!” Kou says generously, gesturing to the couch, “You need a break too, right?”

    And Izumi did, albeit only tentatively on the edge. “I’ll be gone in a few minutes.” she promises.

    She lied. Fifteen minutes later, she is still there and Kei doesn’t have the heart to kick her out, despite this being a a date, as he not so subtly communicated to Kou via verbal cues – all of which the other successfully ignored -but then, he bitterly thought, what chance did their pseudo-trial stand against Kou’s immortal woman of his dreams?

    His thoughts screech to a halt. What does he even care what Kou thinks about either of them? It was all beyond ridiculous.

    “It depends on how long you’re waiting for them.” Kei says, in response to Kou’s earlier question, “What about you, Izumi-san?”

    “I think some relationships are worth preserving.” Izumi replies meaningfully, but right before she can say anything else, her phone goes off, the Caller-ID flashing with a familiar name.

    “It seems Tosaki-san needs my assistance.” she says, barely concealing a wistful sigh, “Have fun you two.”

    “He really needs to stop working you to the bone.” Kou complains.

    Kei has the decency to feel guilty about the relief that settles in him when she leaves.

    The motorcycle ride looks engaging. An activity Kei himself wouldn’t mind doing, seeing as there was zero risk involved to his safety with his newfound Ajin status.

    As he verbalizes all of this, Kou gives him yet another of these knowing looks.

    “Well, you were always one for motorcycles, weren’t you?” he says, tone bordering on smug.

    Kei frowns. “Where did you get that idea from? I’ve only ridden one so far, but that was with Kaito.”

    “I know.” Kou says, and then downs the rest of his coke.

    “Refill?” he asks, holding out his hand for Kei’s glass.

    “Sure.” Kei says, passing it over. He eyes Nakano skeptically, for any hint as to why his demeanor kept fluctuating.

    “Here you go.”

    “Thanks.” Kei cautiously takes the glass from him. Their fingers brush, lingering just a second too long to be casual. Kei notices how the tips of Kou’s ears redden and uses his momentary distraction to his advantage.

    “You really hate that Jacob guy, don’t you?”

    Judging by the look on his teammate’s face, he hit the nail on the head.

    “I, uh, well hate is a kinda strong word.” Kou hesitates, stumbling over words, “He’s just not my favourite.”

    “Really?” Kei asks, raising an eyebrow. In all honesty, he isn’t very interested in either of the characters, but psychoanalyzing Kou is what gives the evening its spice.

    “Why is that so surprising?” Kou pouts.

    “Because he’s just the same sort of muscle-brained idiot that you are.” Kei responds, gracing Kou with an exasperated look, before turning back to the movie.

    “Oh.”

    His words seemed to have had a profound effect on his teammate. Whatever sort of enlightenment had reached Kou, it had visibly brightened his mood.

    “He is, isn’t he.” Kou says, with a small laugh.

    “I don’t know why that is so surprising.”

    “Guess I never thought of it that way.”

    Which was exactly why it fit so well, Kei thinks to himself. Kou looks positively thrilled with the new discovery. As much as it pains to admit him, a lot remains about his teammate that he still doesn’t understand.

    “I think he might be becoming my new favourite character.” Kou says, conspiratorially, sliding closer to Kei and slinging arm around him.

    As the movie goes on, Kei starts to feel more and more tired. The comfortable atmosphere and the constant stream of voices from the TV serve to lull him a sleepy state. “Wake me up when they reach Italy.” he mumbles, the exhaustion of another day spent training finally catching up with him.

    Kou mumbles an affirmative, and that’s where Kei’s memory cuts off.

    The next thing he knows, someone is prodding at him from the side, instructing him to wake up.

    “Fine, five more minutes.” Kei says, swatting the offending hand away.

    He blinks as he comes too, shielding his eyes against the sudden brightness of the room.

    The movie has ended, but even if hadn’t, Kei wouldn’t have been able to see much of the screen.

    Not with Tosaki blocking their view.

    “It’s almost 1 am.” he informs them through clenched teeth, “Get upstairs before I sever the internet connection.”

    It’s a substantial threat. Substantial enough to briefly distract Kei from the fact that he had fallen asleep right on top of Kou.

    “Fuck.” Kei swears under his breath, sitting up straight.

    His teammate seems less perturbed.

    “You missed the ending.” is all Kou has to say for himself, with a shit-eating grin.

    (“It really is pointless.” Kei whispers, later that night, as they are both lying in Kou’s bed, a hair-brained decision that Kei blames his tiredness for.

    “The whole being with a vampire. She can’t be, unless someone turns her into one, but that would be the epitome of a ridiculous clishé".

    “…”

    “Oh God, please tell me I’m wrong.”)

    #ajinweek21#ajin #ajin demi human #ajin fanfic#courtship #copious amounts of twilight references
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  • lathidraws
    31.07.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Drawn for @ajinweek

    Day 06: Favorite AU

    Thinking about my AU where Izumi ended up alongside Sato and Tanaka as Tosaki's bodyguard/secretary.

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  • theabyssalorange
    31.07.2021 - 1 mont ago

    AJIN WEEK DAY 7: Anything Goes

    (What if I designed an IBM for one of my personal OCs who is also undying? His name is Ghost and his IBM isn't partially tall, Ghost is just kinda short.)

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  • demi-weed
    31.07.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Ajin Week Day 7

    ☆Anything Goes☆

    ☆Dreams☆

    Scar

    (My sister's IBM)

    @ajinweek

    See you next year!!!

    Did you also see my 2020 week? It was awesome!

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  • wool-string
    31.07.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Day 7

    Free day// scars

    Today I have a head canon!!

    After Kei swaps memories// mentalities with Sato twice, he is left with that same ‘bored and numb to all feeling’ state and Kei starts becoming desperate to feel things again so he starts considering decapitation

    #ajin#ajinweek21#Kei nagai#kou nakano#my art #I kept posting the wrong freaking one on all social media #but you guys get the right one lol #possibly triggering #but you guys read ajin?? #blood#gore#decapitation#scars
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  • pleaseshutupaboutsatou
    31.07.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Day 7: anything goes | dreams | scar

    Drawing Tanaka as a dad once again.

    #ajinweek21#ajin#tanaka kouji#draws #idk what it is but coloring is hard #i think it's my monitor #it makes things look washed out so i end up turning saturation up to 11 #and when i look at it on my other devices it's like ouch #what is the truth #also regarding the older piece #theres some charm it has that i think this one is lacking #maybe its that his child was more moody #this baby is too but i just wanted to draw them happy i guess #and innocently kicking tanaka in the face #cause raising kids is hard #but i think he'd really like it
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  • theabyssalorange
    30.07.2021 - 1 mont ago

    AJIN WEEK DAY 6: Pop Culture

    (Like it or not, he's spitting facts)

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  • demi-weed
    30.07.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Ajin Week Day 6

    Fav AU

    ☆Pop culture?☆ More like Pop art!

    Haircut

    (@maximum-ride 's IBM who loves to cook!)

    @ajinweek

    Dog Proof

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  • demi-weed
    30.07.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Ajin Week Day 5

    Favorite Friendship

    ☆Rain☆

    Glasses

    (My rabbit IBM and Ruminate's IBM named Smiley)

    @ajinweek

    Dog Proof

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  • wool-string
    30.07.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Day 6

    Favorite au: rpg au with mage Kei

    #ajinweek21#ajin#kei nagai#Ajin au #ajin rpg au #my art #I’m far from happy with this #but he’s here #I really need to work on my lighting and shading skills #but it’s… so hard #*clenches fist*#one day
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  • pleaseshutupaboutsatou
    30.07.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Day 6: favourite AU | pop culture | haircut

    Revisiting the 2000s US high school AU 

    Post I

    Post II

    #ajinweek21#ajin#draws#comics #i guess??? #will post on twitter tmmrw #cause i gotta search for the corresponding comics in twitter rip #nvm i lied i found it
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  • origami10
    30.07.2021 - 1 mont ago

    AjinWeek21 Day 5: fave friendship / rain / glasses

    Hey did you know Keio University has a medical school

    #I wanted them in different clothes #so I put Izumi in one of my favorite shirts #and Eriko got a university sweater from her brother #I was reminded rereading vol 1 and some old notes on the live action that they get to hang out a bit #AjinWeek21#Izumi#Eriko#Ajin#Ajin fanart
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  • origami10
    30.07.2021 - 1 mont ago

    AjinWeek21 Day 4: fav (crack) ship / found / suit

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    Meanwhile, Satou...

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  • exon404
    30.07.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Day 5 🌧

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