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« on: January 02, 2013, 05:50:27 pm »
Ann Peters, Patty's assistant posted this on FB
Happy, happy day - Patty is almost done with Ben's story and it's awesome and funny!  She said she will probably end up writing two stories about Samuel and Ariana, and definitely one for Tom and Moira!  I don't think she'll be writing a story about Bran...nothing less than Leah's death will make the fans happy and that isn't going to happen (as far as I know, that is...Patty is a sneaky little devil!). :)  (for those of you who weren't aware, Patty is writing a book of short stories about the supporting characters in both the Mercy and Alpha and Omega series  bOuNcY bOuNcY


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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 09:00:06 am »
Whee! :D


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Re: Re: Upcoming Mercyverse Anthology
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 10:28:44 am »
I'm so excited! Especially for Samuel and Ariana's story.  :-LOVE
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 12:43:15 pm »
 bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY :-* :D  More Ben!!!!!!!  This has made my day. I love this guy, he's such fun.

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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2013, 04:20:00 am »
Sounds great, can't wait. But I'm wondering if this anthology is going  to be all new work with the previous short stories still only in their anthologies or if they will be included.
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2013, 06:42:54 am »
I think Patty mentioned that some of the previous stories will be compiled as part of the anthology as well.
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2013, 03:34:26 am »
I think Patty mentioned that some of the previous stories will be compiled as part of the anthology as well.

Thanks. That rang a bell with me, but I couldn't find it and wondered if I was just hoping I'd seen it.
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Re: Mercyverse Anthology Discussion
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2013, 04:33:41 am »
Kind of disappointed to hear that there may not be a Bran story, I've always wanted to hear more about Mercy's childhood with the Marrok. Maybe even Mercy's infamous crash told from Bran's viewpoint.

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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2013, 09:10:27 pm »
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2013, 11:24:46 am »
Exciting! :D

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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2013, 07:08:27 pm »
I think Patty mentioned that some of the previous stories will be compiled as part of the anthology as well.

Thanks. That rang a bell with me, but I couldn't find it and wondered if I was just hoping I'd seen it.

I'm not sure WHICH stories she's including.  I don't think she's figured that out yet!  Her plan is to include several of her previously published stories (particularly those that introduce characters that later appear in the books) as well as writing a number of new stories.  The plan is to have about half of the content previously published (to save people from buying a herd of anthologies) and half or a little better than half new content.  I've got Ben's story sitting on my desk right now, and she's working on a story for Samuel.  She hasn't decided, exactly, what other stories to write, but it's due by this time next month!   :o
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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2013, 07:37:25 pm »
Ben story and Samuel story; well... I can die happy right there. 

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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2013, 06:44:30 am »
*Does silly happy dance while fetching more tea*
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Re: Mercyverse Anthology Discussion
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2013, 02:01:47 pm »
http://lisettebes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/author-signing-patricia-briggs-with.html
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« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2013, 01:21:20 pm »
http://lisettebes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/author-signing-patricia-briggs-with.html
Is this right? She suggests a story about when Bran became a werewolf could be happening... bOuNcY


Uh oh ... mentioned in that article: "...we'll get to see Ariana & Samuel's story, Asil & Kara's story, and we'll finally get to hear about Bran's werewolf transformation."

With regard to "Asil & Kara's story," does she mean Asil's story and Kara's story (separately) or them together? I guess I would assume separately since the last time we saw her, Kara was a kid and the only female ever mentioned around Asil is/was Sage.


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« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2013, 02:00:56 pm »
The time hasn't moved that far off, Kara is probably still 14 years old... and mentioning two names together doesn't mean they are going to have any kind of romantic "story" about them.  Kara and Asil could have plenty of interaction of an interesting sort, there's nothing quite like a stubborn and/or curious teenager to irritate someone like Asil and make life interesting.  Get your minds out of the gutter Hurogs!
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Re: Mercyverse Anthology Discussion
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2013, 02:04:03 pm »
I was thinking of mentor/student relationship, or 'assigned & POed babysitter' relationship, myself, and the way it was said, one story about the two of them.
There's Leah as well as Honey in that pack, and others, i *think* because of the way Mercy phrased her comments on how Leah influenced the females were/human in Aspen Creek while Mercy was there.
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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2013, 02:14:44 pm »
I was thinking of mentor/student relationship, or 'assigned & POed babysitter' relationship, myself, and the way it was said, one story about the two of them.
There's Leah as well as Honey in that pack, and others, i *think* because of the way Mercy phrased her comments on how Leah influenced the females were/human in Aspen Creek while Mercy was there.


Is this a different Honey than the Columbia Basin pack??? I don't recall any female wolves besides Sage, Anna, and Leah.

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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2013, 02:17:06 pm »
Suspect she misspoke about Honey Lostbird. 
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« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2013, 02:38:48 pm »
Okay, well I'm just putting this out there: I would love to see Asil and Sage together. They're both wounded wolves and every scene they're in together just seems to resonate with a deep understanding and acceptance. I think they would work as a mated pair. Maybe not be exciting enough for adventures, but if Asil *is* acting as mentor/teacher to Kara, and he's done the same for Anna, he seems to be moving into a role within the Marrok pack that was previously filled by Samuel. I'd like to see him completely happy and knowing his place, besides being one of the few wolves that knows how to tweak Bran when he's being churlish.

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Re: Mercyverse Anthology Discussion
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2013, 02:55:28 pm »
Yes, I meant Sage, not Honey.  Sorry.
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« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2013, 07:46:07 pm »
I could see Kara and Asil having something of an "indulgent grandfather/unruly (adopted) granddaughter" relationship.  With Bran playing the part of the parent trying to keep some semblance of control over the situation.

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« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2013, 10:28:40 pm »
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« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2013, 06:04:06 am »
I can see that! Hey, it's not like Bran isn't used to that role. :D
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« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2013, 09:31:24 am »
After all, he's lived HOW long?  You don't think Sam & Charles's mothers & Leah are the only women he's lived/had children with, do you?
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« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2013, 09:37:16 am »
Hahah, you just blew my mind! I really hadn't thought about it, maybe because of how intense he is about ... well ... everything. The only "female" anyone ever talks about is Bluejay Woman. Even Samuel only ever remarks about her or "grandmother." I would lovelovelove to know what happened to Bran's human wife (mother of Samuel). But I could see Bran not having taken a mate until BJW ... just having lovers as he needed. And I don't know why, but I envision him not wanting a human as a mate because of how much he is capable of loving someone and how fragile human existence is.


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« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2013, 09:50:00 am »
Maybe it took him a while to learn that wisdom... although, if I'm not mistaken, Mercy mentions in Moon Called that most werewolves take human spouses, but don't take them as full fledged mates.  They're... convenient, and maybe even loved, but not entwined in the werewolf's souls.  Mercy's foster-parents and the couple at the funeral of Doc Wallace are exceptions to that behavior, I think.  The modern habit of marrying & divorcing within 3-15 years (seven year itch, anyone?) would make this easier, and the werewolf could move on before anyone noticed "you haven't aged a day, but Sissy is looking older than you now!"
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« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2013, 07:11:18 pm »
*frowning*
I can understand the older wolves not wanting to dwell much on their former spouses, simply on the basis of not wanting to bring up too much old sorrow, and a general dislike of discussing the past... but I don't think that they're marrying merely for convenience and I don't think divorcing after a few years is something they'd be planning for or find convenient. 

Remember how restless Adam was in that first flashback Mercy got from him in SB?  Because he no longer had a spouse and his daughter was gone, as well... Seems like they'd want to minimize the number of losses, even of spouses who were not their mates. 

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« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2013, 05:30:02 am »
Several things...  it all depends on how people are raised.  Adam was born in the 40s and raised in a time when women were treated very different and marriages were less disposable.  (Not that many still don't feel that way, but it is a bit less so these days.)

Over the centuries, customs and attitudes have been extremely different in many places and times.  Mostly, marriages may have been considered forever, but men of were generally NOT expected to respect the fidelity of marriage... women of course were.  We could go on and on about history and such, and while I don't have Mercy's degree in History (WITH a capital H) but I have always loved it and paid attention to it.  Various cultures over the centuries had very different standards, and money cured many a moral even when that was a factor, which it hasn't always mattered all that much.  Bran may be protective, but he is also supremely practical, so while he feels the need to have a mate now because of various events in his past, we shouldn't assume that this was always the case, or that every Were feels or at least always feels that way.

Whatever sensibilities Bran has developed on the topic of women, spouses, pack which he feels so very responsible for, marriage in general etc... it is no doubt affected by his wolf.  We shouldn't forget that people's individual wolves affect the actions of the were.  Wolves in the wild are said to mate for life, but that doesn't mean they don't assert their dominance by having sex with other wolves, and I won't get much further into that here... besides, we shouldn't forget that these are NOT wild wolves, though some things may bleed over, mostly not.

Then, while I won't assume all men are dogs... I'm old and have seen much evidence that they frequently are perfectly willing to take advantage of any, many, all, or most opportunities for casual sex without much trouble.  Notice, I said frequently and not always!!  Don't jump at me about how you, your father, fiance, husband, brother, whatever aren't "that" way please!  It happens, that's all I'm saying, and weres aren't perfect.
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« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2013, 07:48:39 am »
Whatever sensibilities Bran has developed on the topic of women, spouses, pack which he feels so very responsible for, marriage in general etc... it is no doubt affected by his wolf.  We shouldn't forget that people's individual wolves affect the actions of the were.  Wolves in the wild are said to mate for life, but that doesn't mean they don't assert their dominance by having sex with other wolves....


I'm remembering that on at least 2 occasions (in A&O and HG), Charles admits to have taken as "lovers" Leo's mate, Isabelle, and Dana O'Shea (a Fay gray lord). In both respects, he makes it clear to Anna that he was simply intrigued that Isabelle, an alpha-mated female, would be interested in an affair as a means of getting her way (I think he said it was no more than an itch that he scratched); and Dana was a matter of curiosity. It seems pretty reasonable to me, then, that there have been other lovers in *his* past--he's been alive for almost 300 years and a healthy male has needs! It also occurs to me that other werewolves are probably not so different from Charles on that score.

So I think this is what led me to extrapolate from Charles when considering what the Marrok's past love life might look like, and why Patti L's thought--that Bran may have had other "mates" and children--kind of blew my mind for a moment. Bran, who has been alive for almost 3 times as long as Charles, is a dominant werewolf who must certainly have wanted to scratch his itch every once in awhile before he was mated (and maybe after, tho I don't like to think about that). But I've never envisioned him as having had mates in the past. Just like Charles believed he might never find a mate (and had resigned himself to that until he met Anna), so, too, Bran's intensity around not allowing himself to love anyone again seems to only have surfaced after the loss of Bluejay Woman, the love of his life. Like Charles and his Anna, meeting Bluejay Woman may have been the thing that changed Bran from a werewolf who takes lovers as the spirit moves him to a werewolf who has experienced true love and loss and is afraid to go there again lest he lose control.

As for other children? I don't see this at all. Bran said something once about Samuel being a stronger person than him, implying that Samuel has had to kill at least one of his own children in his past. I took that to also mean that Bran himself has not been in that situation. I can't imagine Bran would have living children that he doesn't interact with in any way. Bran has a VERY strong sense of family.


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« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2013, 08:30:38 am »
The "healthy male has needs" aspect is what I was referring to.  And again, especially for one of the really long lived werewolves like Bran, Samuel, (maybe not so much Asil, at least after he met Sarai), even Peter before he met Honey, it's perfectly reasonable to expect they might have wives - not mates! - and fake their deaths, move on after 15-20 years, sequentially.  And it's entirely possible that "healthy male appetites" and more casual encounters could have produced entirely human children whom the werewolves in question either couldn't bear to try to change, or who they (casual encounters!) didn't know existed.
But mostly I was saying that Bran surely wasn't celibate between Samuel's mother's death and Blue Jay Woman's discovery.
Werewolf magic keeps them in the seeming & medical condition of someone in their early twenties, right?  Show me a human in that age range that doesn't have plenty of sexual urges.  And... "Uncle Wriggly", a.k.a. Mrs. Rosie Palm will only satisfy that so far.
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« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2013, 05:52:36 pm »
I'm not sure if this should go into the media category or here, but out of curiosity - do you all think they'll be doing an audio version of this one, or leaving the audios with their respective original anthologies? Or do you think they'll redo them?

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« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2013, 06:03:35 pm »
They did one for the novella for A&O so I def suspect so!!!!
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« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2013, 10:47:28 am »
Oooh, interesting thought Baum Diggity!  I wonder if they'll have one narrator do them all or alternate between Lorelei King andHolter Graham because some of the characters I can't imagine having anyone but the established narrators read them.  I suppose they could just pull the previously recorded stories and re-compile them for the anthology, then have the new stories read by whoever, but Holter Graham is awesome at the stories with and the voice for Charles, and Lorelei King has such an ear for the voices in the stories with Mercy and company in them.   

In the Mercy books I completely forget it's just one person reading all the Fae characters like Zee and Uncle Mike etc, and it's immediately clear which pack member is talking when Ms King is reading.  The only voice/accent I thought was off in Frost Burned was Asil's and honestly, it's probably because Asil generally *belongs* to the A&O category and those *should* be read by Mr Graham!  Of course I know there's no *should* about it, it's just my perception which I need to adjust!     
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« Reply #35 on: March 29, 2013, 03:46:22 pm »
And then there was.....it wasn't Graham, I think.....who did Warren? That was really good :)
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« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2013, 08:55:22 pm »
I wasn't personally that impressed with Ms. King's reading.  But! I only rarely find an audiobook I can stand.  I think a big part of the issue is that I don't like it when the reader does different voices for different characters. Or at least not when they make it super obvious.  To me it sounds cheesy/overdone... and it certainly doesn't match up with the way the characters sound in my head. 

But I tolerate male readers better than female readers.  Maybe I'll have to try to get an A&O audiobook...

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« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2013, 03:56:33 am »
It did bother me at first, but eventually the story sucks me in and I don't pay attention to it - at least, when it's not the really overdone ones (I'll admit, Stefan and Asil in the new one got to me - especially after Patty mentioned at the signing that Stefan sounded like Count Chocula  LOL).
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« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2013, 08:49:54 pm »
Count Chocula, LOL
It's difficult for me to focus on audiobooks.  Even as a kid... when Mom or Dad read to us (as happened a LOT), I had to be reading over their shoulders, or I'd get frustrated and bored.  And Mom only did voices for characters when she was trying to be cute, which always felt super patronizing.

But we're getting well off-topic.  I think there's an audiobooks thread somewhere. 

Werewolf magic keeps them in the seeming & medical condition of someone in their early twenties, right?  Show me a human in that age range that doesn't have plenty of sexual urges.  And... "Uncle Wriggly", a.k.a. Mrs. Rosie Palm will only satisfy that so far.
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« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2013, 07:19:57 am »
Yeah, sorry to pull us off topic. Though the topic was getting a bit odd, in the first place... ???

You know someone I'd like to see a short story on? Darryl. I want to know what his backstory is.
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« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2013, 08:25:32 am »
Mary Jo. How old is she?  How did she get turned?  Is she anything like as traumatized as Anna, Sage, Honey?  - I could ask some of the same abut Darryl's mate, but the single female interests me more.
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« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2013, 09:45:45 am »
Backstory on Peter - being turned, learning to fight with a sword or his meeting Honey.
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« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2013, 06:42:21 am »
Oooh, those would both be excellent backstories - especially Mary Jo. I mean, her name makes me sort of think 50s, but I dunno...
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« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2013, 05:41:29 pm »
I'm curious about Mary Jo, too. It's interesting that she's an EMT, since werewolves and blood and pain are usually not a good combination.
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« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2013, 06:05:47 pm »
True story, Kkat!  :D
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« Reply #45 on: May 02, 2013, 12:55:46 pm »
Just a confirmation from Ann about which previous printed stories that will be in the anthology:

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« Reply #46 on: May 02, 2013, 01:24:33 pm »
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« Reply #47 on: May 03, 2013, 03:15:25 am »
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« Reply #48 on: May 04, 2013, 09:03:44 am »
*happydances*

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Re: Mercyverse Anthology Discussion
« Reply #49 on: May 04, 2013, 09:25:01 am »
I have to admit, I kind of hope she'll keep the contents/main focus of one story secret until it's published.  Like 'what will my crackerjack prize be?' or "which 'premium card' will be in my Magic/Pokemon booster pack?"
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Re: Mercyverse Anthology Discussion
« Reply #50 on: May 04, 2013, 12:02:53 pm »
OK now you have me picturing several versions of the anthology, each with a different surprise at the end.  LOL

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Re: Mercyverse Anthology Discussion
« Reply #51 on: May 05, 2013, 03:31:41 pm »
Surprises are always good.  :)
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Re: Mercyverse Anthology Discussion
« Reply #52 on: March 12, 2016, 07:08:36 pm »
Er... Shifting Shadows now being out...

In "Roses in Winter"  there's the sub-plot (in a short story! Sub-plot!) about the Alaskan alphas... what happened to the twice a year mandatory gathering in Aspen Creek?  How can the one forget Bran's power, and the other be semi-mythical to the others in the face of that?
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Re: Mercyverse Anthology Discussion
« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2016, 04:55:28 am »
Perhaps Alaskan Packs get a pass?

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Re: Mercyverse Anthology Discussion
« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2016, 09:36:47 am »
It might be extra obvious for them, but I'd think once a year, or every 2 years, to keep them feeling connected, and up to date.
This may be like the "Charles doesn't drive/Charles drove me to Missoula" thing in Moon Called, I suppose, but it's still kind of a big gap.
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Re: Mercyverse Anthology Discussion
« Reply #55 on: March 13, 2016, 11:53:11 am »
It is. My other guess is: Alaska is not really tame and werewolves could hide there in ways they can't hide in a more modern setting.

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Re: Mercyverse Anthology Discussion
« Reply #56 on: March 14, 2016, 06:56:57 am »
Oh dear. I will have to go back and reread to jog my memory. The hardship!

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« Reply #57 on: March 14, 2016, 02:06:24 pm »
I'm sure you have the stern inner stuff to withstand the hardship. LOL

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Re: Mercyverse Anthology Discussion
« Reply #58 on: March 15, 2016, 08:34:44 am »
It's true; I do.