out, but alas I must wait. I have a ton of stuff to show you guys, starting with an uptdae in my quest to collect all of the Zelda games complete in box. Check back for that as well as the Christmas round-up, and year end retrospective.
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Ecrit par Cielo le 10/12/2015 à 04h25
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