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Kid drops out of school to play videogames

https://compete.kotaku.com/teenage-overwatch-league-players-dad-pulled-him-out-of-1822137821

Swedish kid, now 19 years old and a “pro” Overwatch player living with his team in Los Angeles.

His unusually supportive father allowed him to drop out of school so he could practice videogames full-time. 152 more words

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Shannon Eckstein wins Nutrigrain Ironman event at Fairhaven Beach

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Armstrong on telling his son the truth

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Armstrong describes doping program

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Linux, Lesions, and the Duke (Vlog)

Apy-poly-logies for the meanderingness. I’m still getting the hang of ‘riffing.’

Just a goofy little chat on one reason why Linux is worth the ‘trouble.’ 132 more words

Daily dose of lewff

It’s that time again.

Not long ago, at a time at which, in many time zones, would be considered “earlier today”, I posted yet another Lucirobin smut fic. 247 more words

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Having too much fun with the Alola Photo Club function

Ho, dear readers! Guess who’s been playing Pokemon Ultra Moon? Me, that’s who.

Feel free to look at all my most recent (as of this post haha) pics from my 3DS… 263 more words

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