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  1. Profile photo of NanGoneBanan
    NanGoneBanan Female 18-29
    130 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 12:03 pm
    Link: A Nerdy Harry Potter-Inspired Proposal - I`d say yes! Unless I found out that he used my book... then no.
  2. Profile photo of BrimstoneOne
    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm
    blackness, so much blackness...
  3. Profile photo of nubblins
    nubblins Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    I`d be very upset if someone cut up my Half-Blood Prince book like that.

    >.>
  4. Profile photo of simmerdown
    simmerdown Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    Love it. I`d say yes too.
  5. Profile photo of SumRandom1
    SumRandom1 Male 18-29
    794 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    WTF, you dont just walk into MORDOR
  6. Profile photo of CitrusCircus
    CitrusCircus Female 13-17
    182 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 1:32 pm
    The unbreakable vow...what a coincidence
  7. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2011 at 1:33 pm
    That`s a huge mount for such a tiny stone, in a paperback too. Tsk, you`re supposed to make her feel special.
  8. Profile photo of VDragonV
    VDragonV Male 13-17
    103 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    LOL @ The chapter title.
  9. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    I love it!
  10. Profile photo of CHICOMIMI
    CHICOMIMI Female 18-29
    854 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 1:38 pm
    "The Unbreakable Vow" That`s awesome, such a great idea!
  11. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2011 at 1:42 pm
    Awful big square you cut out there. I`m sure she could feel the weight difference since half the book is missing. Oh and you know, the ring would be knocking around a lot.

    Good idea, poor execution.
  12. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    What a waste of a book
  13. Profile photo of megavidiot
    megavidiot Male 30-39
    901 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm
    "That`s a huge mount for such a tiny stone"

    Standard practice here in N.A. lately, makes `em look bigger.
  14. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    Its a trap
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    mr_c_bowler Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    @Handsompod

    Maybe this guy doesn`t have tons of money. The whole idea of buying her love with diamonds is pretty lame in my mind. That just proves she likes your wallet. Not you
  16. Profile photo of Smijne
    Smijne Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    @Slothofdoom.

    Did you read the chapter title? :)
  17. Profile photo of Listypoos
    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    April 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm
    @Handsompod.... it would seem you are talking about the cost of the stone, rather than the value of it. And they say romance is dead...
  18. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
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    April 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    If they divorce, will it kill one or both of them?
  19. Profile photo of LycanMutt
    LycanMutt Female 18-29
    60 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm
    At first I was pissed because someone tore into one of my favorite books, but then I was like "Oh my, that`s so sweet." I would not be angry, as long as it`s not MY copy of the book.
  20. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
    1109 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    It has nothing to do with price guys, I don`t think the stone is mounted sympathetically, attempting to make a £200 stone look like a £2000 one by sticking it in a hideously oversized mount looks tacky. That`s all I meant, taste over price any day. You can`t buy taste and there is no accounting for it.
    It looks cheap whether it cost £1 or £10,000,000 I couldn`t give a toss.
  21. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
    1109 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 2:16 pm
    "Standard practice here in N.A. lately, makes `em look bigger."
    Exactly my point, it`s a diamond, it`s about it being eternal not how big it is. Stop it, I don`t want people bragging at me with bling.
  22. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
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    April 14, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    it`s about it being eternal
    Until you find a jeweller who doesn`t know how to properly retip platinum prongs. ahahahaha
  23. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm
    Look. Diamonds are bullpoo anyways. De Beers specifically aimed their marketing towards making diamonds a "necessity" in wedding rings, and through so many years, they`ve succeeded beyond what they could have imagined.

    The diamond doesn`t make it eternal, the diamond doesn`t do poo. The circular shape of the ring, going around and around forever, is symbolic of the eternal nature of love.

    Throw the diamond right out of the equation.

    Here`s a quote from the De Beers advertising agency in 1947: "We are dealing with a problem in mass psychology. We seek to ... strengthen the tradition of the diamond engagement ring -- to make it a psychological necessity capable of competing successfully at the retail level with utility goods and services ..."

    See? Just a load of crap.
  24. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm
    I`d be unhappy that they wasted hundreds on a very small piece of rock obtained by extremely unethical methods and sold at vastly inflated prices by a cartel.

    It has nothing to do with eternal anything. Many rocks would be just as appropriate - they`d certainly last a lot longer than any human lifespan.
  25. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    Angillion, I`ll remeber that the next time the wife is after a new ring. I`ll get her a peice of gypsum and tell her you said it was ok. :)

    I`ll be sure to post pictures of the bruises.
  26. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    DrP, yes but the ladies like them because they`re shiney. What the lady wants the lady gets. Personally I think they`re better used in my grinder.
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    Love it :)
  28. Profile photo of kittehdee29
    kittehdee29 Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm
    Anyone heard of moissanite? It`s cost about 1/10 of a diamond and it doesn`t yellow like CZ does. It`s also more radiant (the way the light hits it) and because they`re lab created they`re flawless. I say f*ck diamonds.
  29. Profile photo of Seastone
    Seastone Female 18-29
    613 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    I don`t know... while on the one hand, I do agree that diamonds are ridiculous in price and advertising... they are so beautiful. And if you just got a plain ring in white gold (since yellow gold is gross) everyone would assume it`s something other than a wedding band. I will definitely try to find a good alternative, though.
  30. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
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    April 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    @Handsompod

    It`s difficult to determine the exact depth of the pavillion without better lighting. Assuming the diamond is sitting high in the mount, one possible explanation is the diameter of the diamond. If the diamond is proportionally wide, it will use a prong mounting designed for a higher carat weight. Sometimes people choose these diamonds because they appear larger in 99% of circumstances; it`s a way to get more bang for your buck (in some people`s opinion.) Anyway, if the next mount down in depth won`t hold the diamond, there ya go. Bending prongs either way is bad.

    If she really loves the guy, she`ll accept the ring regardless of the stone and mounting.
  31. Profile photo of duckflash
    duckflash Female 13-17
    570 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 3:22 pm
    @angillion, i agree.
  32. Profile photo of jadedtortois
    jadedtortois Female 18-29
    779 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    drat diamonds, gemstones are where its at :D
  33. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
    1287 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    As a former jeweller, I hate moissanite. If you ever had to tell a lady her $5,000 ring that she brought in for a repair or polish isn`t really a diamond or worth $5,000, you would too.

    I imagine the same could apply to pawnbrokers, but I think they probably get their jollies dashing people`s hopes.

    That said, if you know what`s on your finger and you`re cool with that then good for you.
  34. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
    1287 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 3:32 pm
    jadedtortois, last time I checked, diamonds ARE a type of gemstone.
  35. Profile photo of jadedtortois
    jadedtortois Female 18-29
    779 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    Obviously diamonds are a type of gemstone, to be more specific I mean stones like Amethyst, Sapphire, Rubies, Emeralds, etc
  36. Profile photo of tincel1372
    tincel1372 Female 18-29
    423 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    Wtf he cut into a Harry Potter book?
    BLASPHEMY. There`s no excuse for that.
  37. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
    1287 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 3:56 pm
    I knew what you meant, but I was in dick-mode I suppose. Personally, I like corundum (sapphires and rubies.) They`re almost as hard as diamonds and come in a rainbow of colors.
  38. Profile photo of easiersaid
    easiersaid Female 18-29
    83 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm
    How did this post turn from a grin-inducing proposal to a debate on the size and legitimacy of certain gemstones over others? Who cares? Wedding rings don`t really matter anyway. If a person can`t remember they`re married on their own, the size or type of rock isn`t going to make any difference.

    The post is about a creative, clever, nerdy way to propose. It was cute. Next.
  39. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 4:02 pm
    Aww. I quite love it when people get creative. Although I also loved it when my fiance went the traditional route, down on one knee in front of our friends. The ring he gave me was worth 50$, but it was really just meant for the proposal (because he wanted me to get to choose the actual engagement ring). I was fine with keeping the 50$ ring though, but it ended up breaking, so we bought a diamond ring.
    If I had looked into this moissanite stuff though, I think I would have gone that route.
  40. Profile photo of nubblins
    nubblins Female 18-29
    1743 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 4:05 pm
    @hand
    I think it`s less because it`s shiny and more because the gem is expensive.
    I think the thought process would be something like, "obviously you only care enough about me to get me a 100 dollar ring.. clearly I`m not worth that much to you." A less self-absorbed woman would appreciate the gesture not because of the stone, but what it symbolizes.

    Now, I`m quite fond of opals and I`d prefer one, but diamonds are what is "expected" for an engagement.. So when (if ever) my man pops the question, I have a feeling it would be a diamond. There`s just no easy way of saying, "baby, if you ever propose, I want an opal ring..." without being too presumptuous that he would even ask me to marry him to begin with.. heh. The best I can do is mention in passing my love of opals and hope he gets the hint... xD
  41. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    nubblins, you could always pretend that a friend of yours got engaged and that the stone on the ring had been that friend`s favourite stone, and that you thought this was a sweet gesture. Something like that should stick in his mind if he is thinking he might propose one day.
    Or, more sensibly, tell your friends that you want an opal ring. He will most likely ask your friends what kind of ring you want before buying it.
  42. Profile photo of DShephard
    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 4:17 pm
    But..but he ruined the book?

    Jerk...
  43. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    aaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
  44. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    April 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm
    he didn`t cut into the book he tape or glued a box frame onto the page.
  45. Profile photo of Raokin
    Raokin Female 18-29
    456 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm
    Oh, that stone is tiny.
  46. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 14, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    he defaced a Harry Potter book?

    SEND HIM TO AZKABAN!!!!!
  47. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 5:53 pm
    Angillion, I`ll remeber that the next time the wife is after a new ring. I`ll get her a peice of gypsum and tell her you said it was ok. :)

    I`ll be sure to post pictures of the bruises.

    I suggest granite instead - it`s usually very long-lasting, which is supposed to be the symbolism people are after. Nothing is eternal, but granite was around 4 billion years ago and could be around in another 4 billion years, which is about as good as you`re going to get for rock from Earth.

    Tell your wife from me she should be after cash instead - it`s much more useful and it`s a much more honest business transaction. Also, it`s bad business for prostitutes to hit their customers.
  48. Profile photo of shalealiz
    shalealiz Female 30-39
    11 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 6:18 pm
    sweet.. if he proposed then im sure the chick already knew about his liking of Harry Potter - or maybe she`s the one who likes Harry Potter..who knows, but its cute.
  49. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
    1109 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 6:48 pm
    Also, it`s bad business for prostitutes to hit their customers.

    Now give me one good reason (I`m sure you will) for being such an offensive a$$hole!
  50. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
    1109 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 6:49 pm
    Oh never mind, it`s what you do.
  51. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm
    I`d be unhappy that they wasted hundreds on a very small piece of rock obtained by extremely unethical methods and sold at vastly inflated prices by a cartel.
    I like the way you think. I`ve never thought about it, because I`ve never proposed... but I agree.

    I will demonstrate my affections in a much more grand and honest fashion! I will build my future fiancee a gazebo, or hot tub, or a piece of art. ... I could climb a mountain or some symbolic gesture...

    Screw this diamond ring thing. I will not marry anyone who overemphasizes the value of a diamond beyond that of an excellent cutting tool.
  52. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2011 at 7:27 pm
    Umm don`t other Harry Potter fans/followers know why this IS THE WORST CHAPTER IN THE BOOK TO MAKE SUCH A PROPOSAL?!!?!!??!?!?!?!?
  53. Profile photo of MauserTM
    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2011 at 7:36 pm
    Not the signed version!
  54. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
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    April 14, 2011 at 7:56 pm
    @Cajun247

    Um, because the penalty of breaking the vow is death? Like I said before I joined the tangent team, which one would die if they divorced? What about infidelity? would a separation be enough to do them in or would it just give them a really bad illness? I`m overthinking it. Also, the game.
  55. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2011 at 8:04 pm
    @lazy: They aren`t all conflict diamonds.

    Also, what is this Meebo crap at the bottom of my screen?
  56. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 8:45 pm
    Now give me one good reason (I`m sure you will) for being such an offensive a$$hole!

    I can give you two:

    i) Domestic violence.
    ii) Requirement of valuables in exchange for "marital services".
  57. Profile photo of Kimiki83
    Kimiki83 Female 18-29
    28 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 9:03 pm
    @cajun247

    not a huge, dont know why.

  58. Profile photo of swapan
    swapan Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2011 at 9:38 pm
    lol at the description
  59. Profile photo of tinnypuff
    tinnypuff Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2011 at 9:44 pm
    AWWWW! As a Harry Potter fan, I would definitely say yes! I grew up with the books and they`re a big part of my childhood. Also, the selection of the chapter is very clever. :-)
  60. Profile photo of lukeforv123
    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2011 at 10:09 pm
    Sorry thing is, SHE`S such a nerd, she got pissed at him for ruining her Harry Potter book!
  61. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
    1109 posts
    April 14, 2011 at 10:48 pm
    @Angillion Well I`m sorry your marriage is like that. Mind you if you were less of insufferable c*nt you may get more.
  62. Profile photo of PinkHomicide
    PinkHomicide Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2011 at 11:28 pm
    Im not even a HP fan and I find this adorable.
  63. Profile photo of ChrisMunich
    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2011 at 11:45 pm
    I`d rather not propose using a pop/literature fad... I realise they may both love the book (I don`t), but what if 20-30 years from now they`ve virtually forgotten about the books? would it not have been better to go along a more...lasting..route? Perhaps I just don`t get it as I can`t stand Harry Potter.
  64. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2011 at 12:05 am
    Cheesy, but cute. Don`t mean to be an Angilion (sorry dude) but for those commenters saying "I`d definitely say yes! Harry Potter is one of my favourite books!", well, you might want to consider things like how much you love him and vice versa, whether you have a stable relationship, long-term financial security, and general suitability as potential life-partners.

    Heck, I love Tolkien`s work with a deep, burning passion. But if Jeffrey Dahmer proposed marriage to me neatly slotting a diamond ring into a copy of "The Fellowship", I might have a few more questions before I said "I LOVE THAT BOOK! YES, OH GOD YES!" with eyes brimming with joyous tears of ecstacy.

    Questions such as "what gender are you", "are you a serial killer", and "do I even know you"?
  65. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 12:18 am
    not a huge, dont know why.

    See Fuego`s comment.

    and @Fuego

    Perhaps, but then again you wouldn`t to have an unbreakable vow if it turns out to be a really BAD relationship.
  66. Profile photo of defendors87
    defendors87 Male 18-29
    570 posts
    April 15, 2011 at 1:19 am
    great idea for a ring box! but he could have gone for a hard cover copy. cheapo...
  67. Profile photo of PfulHouse
    PfulHouse Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2011 at 1:50 am

    It`s breakable.
  68. Profile photo of mr_fribbles
    mr_fribbles Male 13-17
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    April 15, 2011 at 1:56 am
    How many pages did he cut out?
  69. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    April 15, 2011 at 3:21 am
    I agree with PfulHouse. But not just breakable, trodden and crapped on and laughed at!
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 7:56 am
    also the ring looks like a crappy ring, just saying.
  71. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 8:26 am
    I half expected it to be a snitch that opens
  72. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
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    April 15, 2011 at 8:58 am
    @cajun247, maybe it`s an omen. Maybe if she divorces him, he`ll kill her. ahahaha! There might be more to Davymid`s argument than just run of the mill wisdom.
  73. Profile photo of dramaeco
    dramaeco Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 9:04 am
    DON`T PUT IT ON!!! It`s a horcrux!!!
  74. Profile photo of thahellmouth
    thahellmouth Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 10:27 am
    put a shank in there
  75. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 15, 2011 at 10:59 am
    @Angillion Well I`m sorry your marriage is like that.

    You described your marriage that way. Have you forgotten so quickly? Remind yourself by scrolling down a few posts. Or are you claiming that I hacked your IAB account and posted details of my marriage while pretending to be you? That would definitely be paranoid. Perhaps being a victim of domestic violence has unbalanced your mind?
  76. Profile photo of omgitsher
    omgitsher Female 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 11:26 am
    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww cutest thing ever! totes just awwwgasmed
  77. Profile photo of durdikkimeng
    durdikkimeng Male 50-59
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    April 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    What am I looking at?
  78. Profile photo of Rubn_Tizzub
    Rubn_Tizzub Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2011 at 5:36 pm
    The Unbreakable Vow? Don`t get a divorce because you just married a stalker.
  79. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 5:41 pm
    where`s the weed?
  80. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 7:19 pm
    Nerd.
    That is pretty clever though.
  81. Profile photo of Selous
    Selous Male 30-39
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    April 16, 2011 at 12:46 am
    thats cute
  82. Profile photo of lethargy
    lethargy Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 2:14 am
    What she is thinking.....I swear to god that better not be my first edition hardback signed copy that came with the authenticated hermione wand movie prop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  83. Profile photo of icklevamp
    icklevamp Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 3:39 am
    Cute idea, really ugly ring.
  84. Profile photo of YLE
    YLE Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 6:39 am
    Aww, that`s so- okay, next post...
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    cndian_mouse Female 18-29
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    September 28, 2011 at 8:46 pm
    lol my friend`s fiance did that with The Hobbit

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