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Monday, 23 March 2015

AtoZChallenge2015 - Theme Reveal - Fictional Deities and Demons


So last year I did vampires and I really enjoyed it, so this year I decided to keep going with the supernatural theme. This year I am going to do posts about

Fictional Deities and Demons

Some of the deities mentioned are from historical pantheons, but I will be talking about their roles in a fictional universe. I think it is fascinating how writers incorporate religion into their work and, in some cases, provide a whole background for religious icons in their stories.

With some of the supernatural entities I have chosen I picked them because I found them interesting when I read or watched where they came from. Others I have looked up and I just enjoyed what I found.

Each post will talk about the entity in question and, in some cases, there will be a small flash fiction inspired by that entity. Some days have two entities because I thought both were too interesting to pass up.


April
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
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Aslan, ArBelar, BarbasCthulhuDahak
0506 (E)07 (F)08 (G)09 (H)10 (I)11 (J)
EwyaLord FrithGozer the GozerianHerne the Hunter/ HathorIssa, Blind IoJareth, Jasmine
1213 (K)14 (L)15 (M)16 (N)17 (O)18 (P)
KrollLokiMuad'DibNiennaOnimar SynnPaladine
21920 (Q)21 (R)22 (S)23 (T)24 (U)25 (V)
QRaidenSutekhThorUmberleeVyres/ Vinz Clortho
2627 (W)28 (X)29 (Y)30 (Z)////
WxrtHltl-jwlpklzXoanonYaksha
Zuul
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131 comments:

  1. We may choose to post on Demons and Devils....and some "Evil Spirits"..
    Thanks for the "idea"...

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    1. You're welcome, hope you have lots of fun with that. Last year we had a mini-Supernatural list within the main list and it seemed to work rather well, would you be interested in joining if I set one up again?

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    2. Yes dear Lady..... We have studied the "paranormal" since childhood....

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  2. Love the theme! I'll definitely be back during April to see how you're doing with the challenge. Visiting from Princess of Dragons

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  3. Fun theme. A few on there I would love to learn a bit more about. I revealed today too.

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    1. Thank you :) I look forward to seeing you in April. I shall go check out your reveal in a mo.

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  4. Hi Natasha .. well done and covered all the bases too - those tricky letters ... looking forward to seeing the posts .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Had to go to Google for some ;) Thanks for dropping by.

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  5. What a super...natural job you have done on the chart. Very interesting and a topic I am looking forward to learning more about. Thanks for visiting today.
    I am visiting from the AtoZ Theme Reveal Blog Hop.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
    AtoZ 2015 Challenge
    AJ's wHooligans

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    1. LOL - love the pun :) Thank you so much for popping by.

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  6. This is right up my alley, I'm really excited! There's quite a few names on your list I've never heard of, so I'm really looking forward to reading your posts. Good luck with the challenge! :D

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    1. Thank you :) I have to admit there are a couple on there I'd never heard of, but Google saved me from missing letters.

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  7. Wow! Great theme! I'll definitely be following this one! Some of them are familiar, but a lot of them sound new to me.
    Cheers! :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - The crazy thing about Hungarians...

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    1. Thank you :) I'm definitely having fun with this one.

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  8. This sounds really interesting. And I've only heard of a few on your list so lots of new things to learn.

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    1. Thank you :) Google had to help me with a couple of the letters ;)

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  9. I love how you've presented this, Natasha! Looks like you've put in a lot of research too. Looking forward to reading through April.

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  10. Thanks for visiting my blog (A Bench with a View) and your comment :) Your theme sounds really interesting, especially with the research I'm sure you did to prepare for it! And amazing too you are doing more than one blog for the challenge!! Good luck with it all :)

    betty

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    1. Thank you :). Google and Wikipedia were my friend in certain cases, although, for once, Z was easy ::g::

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  11. You had a huge spectrum of topics to choose from regarding this. It looks like you've really gone for some obscurities that must have required a lot of research. Impressive!

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Wrote By Rote

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    1. Thank you :). I basically went with ones that grabbed my attention of were already sitting at the back of my brain :)

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  12. I love learning about deities. Fun theme!

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  13. I love learning about deities. Fun theme!

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  14. Wow! That's the most unique one I have seen today! All the best and I will keep coming by!

    Parul

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    1. Thank you :) I did vampires last year and I wanted to stay with the supernatural for this year.

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  15. Sounds fascinating! Lots I don't recognise = lots to learn.

    Anabel at Anabel's Travel Blog

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    1. I hope the posts are as interesting as the titles :D

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  16. Wow, this is a challenge and a half! I know of one or two, Hathor, Thor but not any more! I'm intrigued!

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    1. I hope you enjoy the posts when they happen. I've been having a lot of fun with these.

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  17. I don't know half of these! I think this is going to be fun :D

    Mars
    Curling Stones for Lego People

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  18. I am looking forward to learning a lot from your theme, I have no clue and it sounds facinating. Good Luck!

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    1. :D I hope you enjoy the posts when they arrive.

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  19. Cool theme. I love fictional dieties and such and will be checking in.

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  20. ooh, this is so exciting. I'm going on the hunt for the follow button - I don't want to miss a post!

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  21. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my page. I can't wait to learn all about these Deities and Demons! I had to look up Deities and now I am excited :)

    Allyse

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    1. Thank you :) hope the posts do not disappoint :)

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  22. What a fun theme! I look forward to learning about the ones I don' t know!

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    1. One person's fictional is another person's faith - c'est la vie. Personally, with most of these I've very glad they are from the minds of writers rather than mystics.

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  24. Wow, I have only heard of a few of these. I look forward to learning about your choices!

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    1. Thank you. A lot of them are quite obscure - that was the fun part :)

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  25. Impressive! Complete with chart and everything. It's going to be fun to see what you do with this.

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    1. Thank you - I like to look organised even if my legs are going madly underwater like a duck ;)

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  26. OOOO! Awesome theme! That list looks fantastic. I can't wait to read them!

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    1. Thank you :) I'm so looking forward to the AtoZ starting. So many fab themes.

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  27. Love the theme. There are some characters that I know of, and some that are new me. Looking forward to reading up on both. Will be following along in April.
    -Shantala

    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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    1. Thank you :) I tried to go for some well known ones and some not so well know.

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  28. Ooooo. I like this theme. Can't wait for it.

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    1. Thank you :D Now I have to get my backside in gear and finish all the posts. I have a new book coming out on the 30th so I'm not as ahead of the game as I would like to be!

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  29. You're off to a great start with Aslan :-) A few of those I haven't heard of before, so I look forward to reading more.

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    1. I thought so too :D. I hope you enjoy the rest during April.

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  30. Kinda scary!
    I'm looking forward to this as I love writing horror and I can't wait to see the ideas that will pop into my head after reading your posts.

    Bushman
    2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador
    @jwb81074

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    1. I hope you enjoy them :) Thanks for popping by.

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  31. Love that you included the calendar for the posts for this fascinating topic!

    Jean, visiting from Rantings and Ravings of an Insane Writer.

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    1. I like to appear organised even when I'm not so much ;)

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  32. Awesome! It'll be fun to hear about all the fictional deities.

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  33. This will be fun and interesting. I haven't heard of any of them. I'll learn a lot from you, Tasha.

    Happy Monday.

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  34. Hi Tasha. Interesting theme you have there. I think my favorite on your list so far is Loki. Your theme should be a lot of fun. :)

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    1. Well I have to admit Loki is my favourite too - I kind of have a Loki shrine on my desk - well Marvel Loki at least, although he's the Norse trickster and they are always the most interesting in a pantheon.

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  35. Hi Tasha, looking forward to reading your posts. I'm happy to see Herne the Hunter up there, being a fan of the Robin Hood TV show from way back. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Sue Archer
    Doorway Between Worlds

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    1. Me too :) that's why Herne popped into my head. Thanks for returning my visit.

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  36. Cool! I can't say I know much about deities and demons but it looks like I'll be learning!

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    1. It's always amazing to me how different writers make their deities and demons - so much fun to research :)

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  37. Wow, you're so organized. I love it. And you've chosen some more interesting deities that will be very cool to learn about. I'll be back!

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    1. I appear to be organised ... there may be some smoke and mirrors going on in places ;). I look forward to seeing you in April, thanks for stopping by.

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  38. Okay...see...now I'm just really curious about "W"... Very much looking forward to April 1st!!

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    1. I admit I Googled W and he was too good to pass up ;)

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  39. Great theme! What a challenge! I'm looking forward to learning a lot from your posts. And how cool that you posted your post calendar! Hope to see you 'round the A-Z racetrack. :)
    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Thank you :). I look forward to seeing you around too.

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    1. Probably not as smart as you might think ;)

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  41. Wow, you've picked some great ones. And started with one of my personal favorites, Aslan. I can't wait to check out your posts!

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    1. Thank you. I have always loved Aslan, even since I saw the cartoon version of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe as a child. Read the books later.

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  42. A unique one with lots of research Natasha :) Loved the way you presented it too.. Definitely looking forward to your posts!

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    1. Thank you, I hope they live up to expectations :)

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  43. This is a fantastic theme!! I love this one the most of the three, so I'll definitely follow along here. :)

    Alex Hurst, A Fantasy Author in Kyoto
    Out of Print, Fiction authors and their shorts

    A-Z Blogging in April Participant

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    1. Thank you :) I look forward to seeing you around.

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  44. This should be cool and attract a large following!
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead
    I am Ensign B ~ One of Tremp's Troops with the
    A to Z Challenge

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    1. Thank you, I hope so :). Thank you so much for dropping by.

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  45. This is going to be a popular theme, for sure! ☺ You've got everything so well-organized, too. Enjoy the challenge.

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    1. Thank you, I hope to. This week is set aside for finishing up all the posts so all I have to do is visit other people :).

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  46. Thanks for freaking me out with your awesome planning calendar Natasha! :D Just kidding! I must subscribe to your blog because your theme is a subject I love. Looking forward to hanging out during the A to Z! :) Off to check your other two A-Z blogs now.

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    1. LOL :D I look forward to chatting during the AtoZ too. Thank you so much for visiting.

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  47. I love this theme...
    I am sure I would be getting some good reads!

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  48. Intriguing theme! And I love how organised you are with your calendar! Good luck!

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    1. Thank you - if I pretend to be organised, maybe I will be :D

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  49. Interesting theme and wow you already have all 26 sorted. All the best.

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    1. I have the deities and demons decided on, I still have to write some of the posts though :) Thank you.

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  50. Wow, that's one super awesome theme. Loved the calendar and the sneak peek, neat.

    Best wishes,
    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. Thank you :) It was fun deciding on which ones to pick.

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  51. Great chart and some tempting days... starting with Aslan and including some fav books. Dune was one I devoured many decades ago.

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    1. I love Dune - not so keen in how it all played out in the end, but love Dune and really enjoy the SyFy mini-series of that and Children of Dune.

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  52. I'm intrigued by Q!! lol As in Star Trek TNG? Or no? lol

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    1. Oh definitely :) he thinks he's a god after all.

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  53. I don't remember if I commented or not, but I look forward to your posts!

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  54. Cool idea! Looking forward to reading these!

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  55. This is right up my alley Natasha. I can't wait for April now. Thanks!

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    1. Yay :) Today is the day where I try and get all the posts finalised. Wish me luck.

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  56. Demons and Deities sounds like a great idea. When I was younger I loved reading about Roman or Greek gods. I'm looking forward to seeing how you do this. Neat idea to put a calendar up. Maybe I'll see if I can do that too! Thanks for the idea... And thanks for dropping my blog and commenting. Lisa co-host AtoZ2015 @ lisabuiecollard.com

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    1. I hope everyone enjoys the posts as much as I have enjoyed compiling them :). I find the calendar very useful when I'm planning and I find it a good tool for enticing people in ;).

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  57. There's quite a lot there that are new to me. Look forward to being educated and entertained!

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  58. Ooh...deities and demons! Sounds fascinating!

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  59. Supernatural is always interesting reading. I find it fascinating the things people believe in or create in a fictional world.

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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    1. Me too - some funny, some uplifting, some tragic...

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  60. Wednesday 25th March 2015
    Dear Natasha,
    Great idea to post a schedule!
    I am curious about your supernatural theme. I will have a few items along those lines, but only a handful.
    Thank you so much for your kind comment on my reveal post.
    I am still a little shaky, but I am feeling better today and more hopeful about doing the A to Z.
    Best wishes,
    Anna
    P.S.
    You are first commenter and receive an extra link back to your blog.

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    1. Thank you :) I like to post the schedule because it helps me organise and get the whole thing clear in my head. I love supernatural themes. Thank you ever so much for the link back, that's a great idea about first commenter, I'd never thought of that.

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  61. That is awesome! And you have Gozer - too cool.

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    1. Gozer and Zuul and you just reminded me, I wanted to add in Vinz Clortho for V as well and I had forgotten :). Have to have the hat trick to bring about the end of the world ;).

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  62. Ooh! Love this! I'm especially interested in seeing what you do with Maud'dib...a personal favorite.

    Now I'm heading over to see what type of fanfiction you write. I'm big into Vulcans, myself.

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    1. I finalised Maud'dib yesterday, after realising I spelt his name wrong in the calendar - oops :). I'm afraid, not many Vulcans, none of my early Trek fic made it online, thank heavens, because the longest one was a complete Mary Sue ... ;)

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  63. Wow, deities and demons. That caught my attention. Sounds like an eerie and fun theme and I will definitely be back next month (dang, it's only days away), to read your posts. I love how organized you are . That is a fantastic calendar/chart for your posting schedule. I wish I could be that organized in my everyday life.

    I am having a little mystery game for my crime fiction theme. There will be weekly prizes for solving daily clues and a grand prize at the end of April for solving the big crime. I hope you will stop by.

    http://fictiontoolbox.blogspot.com

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  64. Been away on vacation. This looks so awesome! Can't wait to see what you do.

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  65. Oh, I like this theme, Tasha. Sounds interesting and intriguing, so I am looking forward to reading your posts.
    Silvia Writes

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