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Welcome to book club! Get your drinks, snacks, and any notes you have, and gather around for the discussion on the first half of Doctor No! (If you're here and you're not sure where to find the book, check the resources post in the sidebar on the right!)


Book club is designed to be a place where you can go beyond the Bond movies and delve into another medium with our favorite secret agent. We have questions to help get things started, but there are no set discussions. If you have anything interesting that you want to discuss about your reading experience, comments on the text, or how reading the book might have changed your view on the characters in the movies, then do share!


Questions to get us started: feel free to answer any or all of these as you like, and to pose your own!


  1. What did you think of M and his interactions with Bond?

  2. How do you feel about Honeychile?

  3. Bond depends quite a lot on Quarrel. What do you think of their partnership?

  4. Fleming tends to give us a good look at the villain by now, but we still haven't seen Doctor No! Are you enjoying the suspense?

  5. If you haven't finished the book yet, what do you think will happen in the second half?


And I know that there are always little things in the books that I appreciate that don't fall into the broad categories above, so feel free to share any memorable moments! :D


Remember: this is a no-spoiler zone! Please only discuss chapters 1-11; we'll talk about the whole book at the next book club in two weeks.


Happy discussing!
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This week’s prompt:

Genre: canon

Prompt: game

Word count: 100 words exactly


Voters–after you read, check out this form to vote for your favorite and least favorite drabble! (Both are required. However, because this is a no-elimination competition, the least favorite votes are only counted if a tie breaker is needed.)

Writers–you may also vote, but we do ask that you vote for a drabble other than your own.


Drabbles are under the cut!

Read more... )

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Film Club is about to begin, and this week's movie is Diamonds are Forever! Streaming starts at 10PM UTC, in just under an hour, but [livejournal.com profile] isthisrubble will be hanging out in the chat at 9:30, if you want to come say hello! If you’re having any difficulties with the stream, let her know in the chat.

For best performance, close all your other tabs and programs while watching.
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Is it February already? The first month of the year has flown by, and here at Mi6 Café we’ve been busy hosting movie livestreams and book clubs, as well as introducing the new monthly challenges! On top of all of that, we have our shiny new Last Drabble Writer Standing challenge that is going to go live during February – keep an eye out on the Comm LJ and Tumblr as we will be posting announcements on both so you don’t miss them!

Anon commenting is on so you don’t need an account to join in the fun! If you are using anon comments, if you could put your name/handle in the subject line/body of the comments that would be fab (just so everyone knows who they are talking to!)

Weekly Recs

We’re debuting a new rec system, the fanwork rec form! It’s an easy to fill in form that allows you to rec your favourite fanworks for our monthly rec theme! We will then post the results of your recs with the next monthly chat post for everyone to view and enjoy!

This month, our theme is Post-Spectre Fanworks! With the release of Spectre on DVD this month in many of the countries across the world, this month we want to celebrate those Post-Spectre Fanworks! Any paring, any rating, any genre! Go wild and show some love for those works that have kick-started the fandom following the release of Spectre!

Note: As the rec form is new, if you have any trouble reccing your fanworks please don't hesitate to get in contact with any of the mods!

MI6 Café Book + Film Club

Our next book for book club is Dr No, which you can find resources for in the links on the sidebar. The first Book Club to discuss this book will be held on 13 February!

In film club will be watching Diamonds are Forever on 6 February. Please see the schedules for more information on times!

This Month’s questions

Don’t forget that these questions are also released on tumblr as our Weekly Questions! That means twice the discussion! Feel free to use these questions as conversation starters and get to know your fellow Bond Fans!

1.       What are some of your favorite aspects of Bond fanon? Are there any aspects that (respectfully!) you don’t engage in yourself, or prefer not to read?
2.       If they were married for 5 years, what would Q and Bond give each other on their anniversary?
3.       How does Spectre change 00Q as a pairing for you? If you create fanworks, are you rolling around happily in the new content, are you in full Fix-It mode coupled with a healthy dose of "THAT WAS A STUPID-ASS DECISION AND I'M ELECTING TO IGNORE IT", are you struggling to incorporate the new versions of the characters with the ones you already had in your head...? How has Spectre impacted your 00Q shipping?
4.       What does Tanner do all day and what is his greatest accomplishment that we don't know about?
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Welcome to book club! Get your drinks, snacks, and any notes you have, and gather around for the whole-book discussion on From Russia, With Love! (If you're here and you're not sure where to find the book, check the resources post in the sidebar on the right!)

Book club is designed to be a place where you can go beyond the Bond movies and delve into another medium with our favorite secret agent. We have questions to help get things started, but there are no set discussions. If you have anything interesting that you want to discuss about your reading experience, comments on the text, or how reading the book might have changed your view on the characters in the movies, then do share!

Questions to get us started:
1) What did you think of Kerim Bey?
2) How did you feel about Bond's romance with Tatiana?
3) Did Bond's face-off with Red Grant live up to your expectations after Fleming's impressive introduction of his character?

4) What was up with the last scene in the book?! Were you satisfied with the book's ending?

This is a spoiler-friendly zone! Everyone is assumed to have read the book at this point, and the comments below will reflect this.

Happy discussing!
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Film Club is about to begin, and this week's movie is On Her Majesty's Secret Service! Streaming starts in 20 minutes, but [livejournal.com profile] isthisrubble is hanging out in the chat now, so you can come say hello! If you’re having any difficulties with the stream, let her know in the chat.
For best performance, close all your other tabs and programs while watching.
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Welcome to book club! Get your drinks, snacks, and any notes you have, and gather around for the discussion on the first half of From Russia, With Love! (If you're here and you're not sure where to find the book, check the resources post in the sidebar on the right!)

Book club is designed to be a place where you can go beyond the Bond movies and delve into another medium with our favorite secret agent. We have questions to help get things started, but there are no set discussions. If you have anything interesting that you want to discuss about your reading experience, comments on the text, or how reading the book might have changed your view on the characters in the movies, then do share!

Questions to get us started:
1) What did you think about Fleming's decision to start the book with ten chapters from the POV of various antagonists?
2) What are your feelings about these villains that Fleming shows us in so much detail? From Red Grant to Rosa Klebb to the Russian generals to the manufactured love interest Tatiana Romanova, Bond seems to have a formidable group of people arrayed against him!
3) What other things stood out to you in the first half of the book?

Remember, we're only talking about chapters 1-13 on this post, so be careful of potential spoilers. The whole-book discussion comes at the end of the month. Happy reading! 
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Film Club is about to begin, and this week's movie is You Only Live Twice! Streaming starts in half an hour, but [livejournal.com profile] isthisrubble is hanging out in the chat now, so you can come say hello! If you’re having any difficulties with the stream, let her know in the chat.

For best performance, close all your other tabs and programs while watching.
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Happy New Year! A new year brings in lots of new changes to the comm! Thank you to everyone who took the time to take part in the MI6 Café Survey – we have taken onboard all of your comments and will be releasing information about new comm events over the coming months! In the meanwhile, here is the monthly chat!

Anon commenting is on so you don’t need an account to join in the fun! If you are using anon comments, if you could put your name/handle in the subject line/body of the comments that would be fab (just so everyone knows who they are talking to!)

Weekly Recs

We’ve had many weekly recs over the past 6 months, so whilst we’re getting together the new reccing system, here are the weekly recs from the past 6 months! In the meantime, feel free to rec whatever you like this month!

MI6 Café Book + Film Club

Our next book for book club is From Russia, With Love, which you can find resources for in the links on the sidebar. The next Book Club to discuss this book will be held on the 16th of January, with the Book Club for the second half of the book held on the 30th.

Potential trigger warnings for From Russia, With Love include:
- violence
- racism (specifically against Romani people, the g*psy slur is used multiple times)

In film club will be watching You Only Live Twice on the 9th of January, and On Her Majesty's Secret Service on the 23rd. Please see the schedules for more information on times!

This month’s questions
1: For those who are familiar with the earlier Bond films, what’s one of the things that you enjoy most about Craig!canon as compared to classic Bond? Is there anything you miss from the Connery-to-Brosnan era?
2: What are your favorite headcanons about Q Branch?
3: Why DOES Bond destroy all his tech?
4: MI6 Squad guilty pleasures: What’s something that our favorite MI6 Squad members enjoy doing but wouldn’t want to tell anyone about? This could be a group secret (video game night?) or each individual’s down-low hobby.
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Hey everyone! We've been running the MI6 Cafe for around 6 months now, so we thought it was a good time for you to give your input as to how you want the comm to be run!

We're running a survey until the end of December (31 December) to get your opinions on:

1) the Monthly Chat (the hosting venue - Tumblr or LJ, the Monthly chat topics, and Monthly recs!)
2) any competitions and fan activities that you want to see
3) what times work best for you for movie club
4) any other comments you have for us on the running of the comm!


Please go to the link HERE to take part in the survey!
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Film Club is about to begin, and this week's movie is Thunderball! Streaming starts in half an hour, but [livejournal.com profile] isthisrubble is hanging out in the chat now, so you can come say hello! If you’re having any difficulties with the stream, let her know in the chat.

For best performance, close all your other tabs and programs while watching.

The stream is here: http://original.livestream.com/isthisrubble

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NOTE – THE WEEKLY CHAT IS NOT THE PLACE TO DISCUSS SPECTRE SPOILERS! If you want to squee about Spectre there is a dedicated post that can be found in the sidebar links that will house all the chat, squee and excitement about Spectre. THE WEEKLY CHAT IS FREE OF SPECTRE SPOILERS.

We're making a number of changes to the Comm behind the scenes, starting with a new Monthly chat! This post will be pinned at the top of the comm for all your chatting and getting to know each other needs!

Anon commenting is on so you don’t need an account to join in the fun! If you are using anon comments, if you could put your name/handle in the subject line/body of the comments that would be fab (just so everyone knows who they are talking to!)

Weekly Recs

We're not having a weekly rec this month, as we're changing the system! We will be releasing a survey at the end of the week where you get to tell us how you want the comm to look like!!

Spectre Prompt Fest!

For those of you who are still taking part in the Spectre prompt fest, here is the prompt table in all of its glorious entirety:

Exploding Objects Love doesn’t solve everything Broken Health and Safety Possession
Never say Never “Make me disappear” “No.” The past has come back to haunt me Suit up
Starlight Red “I was taking some overdue holiday” Flowers “I won’t give up on you”
“Give me tea or bad things will happen” Platonic Nightmares Anticipation Forever

You can post your fills anywhere you like – tumblr, in the comments section of the weekly chat, to your own LJ! Feel free to link your fills in the chat, and don’t forget to tag your prompt fills with #mi6cafeprompt so everyone can share the 00Q love!

There is now an A03 collection that you can post your fills to! See the link in the sidebar for more information

MI6 Café Book + Film Club

Our next book for book club is From Russia with Love. Those eagle eyed members might have noticed we have 'TBD' next to the next book club date. That is becase, we're busy behind the scenes drafting up what we can do for you guys over the next year! This includes when we do the book clubs, and how we schedule posts.

In film club will be watching Thunderball on December 5. Please see the schedules for more information on times!

This month’s questions


  1. If they both had to retire permanently somewhere, where would they choose?


  2. What’s something from canon that you’ve always been confused/wondered about?


  3. If you could ask any of the writers, actors or directors one question, what would it be?


  4. Do you have any headcanons about the MI6 squad?


  5. What’s a crossover you’d really like to see?

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Welcome back to Book Club! Get your drinks, snacks and any notes you have and gather round for the final discussions on Diamonds Are Forever! (If you want any resources for DaF, please find the link to the resources in the sidebar on the right!)
Book Club is designed to be a place where you can go beyond the Bond movies and delve into another medium with our favourite secret agent. There are no set discussions--if you have anything interesting you want to discuss about your reading experience, comments on the text, or even how reading the book might have changed your view on the characters in the movies, then do share!
Some questions to get us started!
1) What do you think of the book overall? What bits would you want to improve?
2) Has the book changed your opinion on James Bond (the character)? What new qualities do you think he has?
3) What did you think about the ending of the book? (In general, but also the last line, "It reads better than it lives.")
These questions are just to get you started. As always, please post your opinions, views and other discussion points about the book that you want to talk about! Happy discussing!
Note - we will be discussing THE WHOLE book this week, so naturally there will be spoilers if you have not yet finished the book!
Please note - our next book is From Russia With Love, but the start date is undecided due to the upcoming winter holiday. We'll update the schedule in the sidebar when we have more information, and in the meantime, feel free to check out our resources page, where you can find copies of the book, and read ahead!
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Hello lovely members!

You might have noticed that there hasn't been a Weekly Chat posted this friday. That is because, behind the scenes, we're busy trying to organise what features you'll be seeing from the comm over the next year!

There is going to be a survey, which will be cross posted to here and the tumblr, that will allow you to tell us what you want from the comm. What works for you, what you think could be done better, and any other views!

In the meantime, keep on writing, arting, and enjoying all things James Bond!

Your MI6 Cafe Mods
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Welcome to Book Club! Get your drinks, snacks and any notes you have and gather round to discuss the first half of the book (chapters 1-14, stopping at chapter 15, Rue de la Pay).

If you need a copy of the book or audiobook of Diamonds Are Forever, please see the link to the resources in the sidebar on the right!

Book Club is designed to be a place where you can go beyond the Bond movies and delve into another medium with our favourite secret agent. There are no set discussions, so if you have anything interesting you want to discuss about your reading experience, comments on the text, or even how reading the book might have changed your view on the characters in the movies, then do share!

Some questions to get us started!
1) What did you think of the distinctive opening scene with the scorpion and the smuggler?
2) FELIX. Y/y? (What's your favorite part of Felix's reappearance when the last time we saw him he'd been half-eaten by a shark?)
3) What are your feelings about this book's villains, the Spangs and their lot, and this book's Bond girl, Tiffany Case?

These questions are just to get you started. As always, please post your opinions, views and other discussion points about the book that you want to talk about! Happy discussing!

Note - we will only be discussing the first half of the book this week, so please don't spoil the second half for people who haven't finished reading. The discussion for all of Diamonds are Forever will be on November 28th. Happy reading!
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NOTE – THE WEEKLY CHAT IS NOT THE PLACE TO DISCUSS SPECTRE SPOILERS! If you want to squee about Spectre there is a dedicated post that can be found in the sidebar links that will house all the chat, squee and excitement about Spectre. THE WEEKLY CHAT IS FREE OF SPECTRE SPOILERS.

A new Friday means a new Weekly Chat! Don’t forget that the weekly chat is open until Friday of next week.
Anon commenting is on so you don’t need an account to join in the fun! If you are using anon comments, if you could put your name/handle in the subject line/body of the comments that would be fab (just so everyone knows who they are talking to!)

Weekly Recs
It’s time again for you to give your weekly recs! This week we’re looking for your favourite fics/art you’ve seen over the past week and those fics/art that fit into the genre of the week!

This week the genre of fanwork recs we’re looking for is: Missing Scene. This week we're looking for fics or fanart that depict mission scenes from any of the movies! Remember to warn everyone if your rec includes Spectre spoilers

When reccing fic/art, please can you make a separate comment with ‘Week Rec’ in the subject title. If you’re commenting anon, then just put your handle in brackets after the ‘Weekly Rec’ bit - eg Weekly Rec (Eve). This just helps your friendly mod hunt down all your links and put them into the weekly rec post!

Spectre Prompt Fest!

Spectre has been released in most parts of the world, and all the squares in the bingo table have been revealed, but that doesn't mean you can't still create stuff based on the prompts! Here is the completed table:

Exploding Objects Love doesn’t solve everything Broken Health and Safety Possession
Never say Never “Make me disappear” “No.” The past has come back to haunt me Suit up
Starlight Red “I was taking some overdue holiday” Flowers “I won’t give up on you”
“Give me tea or bad things will happen” Platonic Nightmares Anticipation Forever

You can post your fills anywhere you like – tumblr, in the comments section of the weekly chat, to your own LJ! Feel free to link your fills in the chat, and don’t forget to tag your prompt fills with #mi6cafeprompt so everyone can share the 00Q love!

There is an A03 collection that you can post your fills to! See the link in the sidebar for more information

MI6 Café Book + Film Club

Our next book for book club is Diamonds are Forever, which you can find resources for in the links on the sidebar. The next Book Club to discuss this book will be held on November 14th.

In film club we will be watching Thunderball on December 5th. Please see the schedules for more information on times!

This week’s questions


  1. What are some experiences Bond and Q have had regarding the societal expectations surrounding women? (Bonus points if you talk about Eve’s and/or M’s perception of this as well)


  2. What’s your headcanon for each character’s sexuality and gender identity? If they’re non-cishet, are they out, and if so, to whom?   


  3. Which is James’s favourite country to visit, and why?

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Film Club is about to begin, and this week's movie is Goldfinger! Streaming starts in half an hour, but [livejournal.com profile] isthisrubble is hanging out in the chat now, so you can come say hello! If you’re having any difficulties with the stream, let her know in the chat.

For best performance, close all your other tabs and programs while watching.

The stream is here: http://original.livestream.com/isthisrubble

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NOTE – THE WEEKLY CHAT IS NOT THE PLACE TO DISCUSS SPECTRE SPOILERS! If you want to squee about Spectre there is a dedicated post that can be found in the sidebar links that will house all the chat, squee and excitement about Spectre. THE WEEKLY CHAT IS FREE OF SPECTRE SPOILERS.

A new Friday means a new Weekly Chat! Don’t forget that the weekly chat is open until Friday of next week.
Anon commenting is on so you don’t need an account to join in the fun! If you are using anon comments, if you could put your name/handle in the subject line/body of the comments that would be fab (just so everyone knows who they are talking to!)

Weekly Recs

It’s time again for you to give your weekly recs! This week we’re looking for your favourite fics/art you’ve seen over the past week and those fics/art that fit into the genre of the week!

This week the genre of fanwork recs we’re looking for is: New face. This week we're looking for writers and artists, those people who have just joined the 00q fandom, or those people you've just discovered!

When reccing fic/art, please can you make a separate comment with ‘Week Rec’ in the subject title. If you’re commenting anon, then just put your handle in brackets after the ‘Weekly Rec’ bit - eg Weekly Rec (Eve). This just helps your friendly mod hunt down all your links and put them into the weekly rec post!

Spectre Prompt Fest!

Even though Spectre has been officially released in the UK, and is starting to make its way through the cinemas across the globe, the MI6 prompt bingo table continues! You can write/draw/create anything of your choice in response to the prompt, and you can post fills for any of the revealed prompt!

Here is the prompt table in all of its glorious entirety:

Exploding Objects Love doesn’t solve everything Broken Health and Safety Possession
Never say Never “Make me disappear” “No.” The past has come back to haunt me Suit up
Starlight Red “I was taking some overdue holiday” Flowers “I won’t give up on you”
“Give me tea or bad things will happen” Platonic Nightmares Anticipation Forever

You can post your fills anywhere you like – tumblr, in the comments section of the weekly chat, to your own LJ! Feel free to link your fills in the chat, and don’t forget to tag your prompt fills with #mi6cafeprompt so everyone can share the 00Q love!

There is now an A03 collection that you can post your fills to! See the link in the sidebar for more information

MI6 Café Book + Film Club

Our next book for book club is Diamonds are Forever, which you can find resources for in the links on the sidebar. The next Book Club to discuss this book will be held on November 14th.

In film club will be watching Goldfinger on November 7. Please see the schedules for more information on times!

This week’s questions
1. Crossdressing: Has Bond or Q ever worn high-heeled shoes? Why? What about other “female” clothing?
2. How much experience do Bond and Q have with make-up?
3. Masculinity: What are some experiences Bond and Q have had that made them strongly aware of their gender and the societal expectations surrounding it?
As always, you can always add your own questions!!
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NOTE – THE WEEKLY CHAT IS NOT THE PLACE TO DISCUSS SPECTRE SPOILERS! If you want to squee about Spectre there is a dedicated post that can be found in the sidebar links that will house all the chat, squee and excitement about Spectre. THE WEEKLY CHAT IS FREE OF SPECTRE SPOILERS.

A new Friday means a new Weekly Chat! Don’t forget that the weekly chat is open until Friday of next week.
Anon commenting is on so you don’t need an account to join in the fun! If you are using anon comments, if you could put your name/handle in the subject line/body of the comments that would be fab (just so everyone knows who they are talking to!)

Weekly Recs
It’s time again for you to give your weekly recs! This week we’re looking for your favourite fics/art you’ve seen over the past week and those fics/art that fit into the genre of the week!

This week the genre of fanwork recs we’re looking for is: Halloween. We want those stories and artwork that explore everything spooky, those fics that make you jump out of your seat or those artworks that evoke something quite mysterious and magical.
When reccing fic/art, please can you make a separate comment with ‘Week Rec’ in the subject title. If you’re commenting anon, then just put your handle in brackets after the ‘Weekly Rec’ bit - eg Weekly Rec (Eve). This just helps your friendly mod hunt down all your links and put them into the weekly rec post!

Spectre Prompt Fest!
Even though Spectre has been officially released in the UK, and is starting to make its way through the cinemas across the globe, the MI6 prompt bingo table continues! You can write/draw/create anything of your choice in response to the prompt, and you can post fills for any of the revealed prompt!

This week the prompt is: Anticipation.

Exploding Objects Love doesn’t solve everything Broken Health and Safety Possession
Never say Never “Make me disappear” “No.” The past has come back to haunt me Suit up
Starlight Red “I was taking some overdue holiday” Flowers “I won’t give up on you”
“Give me tea or bad things will happen” Platonic Nightmares Anticipation Hidden

You can post your fills anywhere you like – tumblr, in the comments section of the weekly chat, to your own LJ! Feel free to link your fills in the chat, and don’t forget to tag your prompt fills with #mi6cafeprompt so everyone can share the 00Q love!

There is now an A03 collection that you can post your fills to! See the link in the sidebar for more information

MI6 Café Book + Film Club

Our next book for book club is Diamonds are Forever, which you can find resources for in the links on the sidebar. The next Book Club to discuss this book will be held on November 14th.

In film club will be watching Goldfinger on November 7. Please see the schedules for more information on times!

This week’s questions

  1. Do James and Q like experiencing or creating art? Do you think it was Q who set up the meeting place of the National Art Gallery in Skyfall?


  2. What are some stupid things James and Q have done to impress each other?


  3. What are some selfless things James and Q have done that the other doesn’t know about?


  4. What does each person consider the most shameful piece of clothing in their wardrobe?


As always, feel free to include other MI6 guys as well as Bond and Q, and you can always add your own questions!!
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This is the post to discuss all of your Spectre ideas, views, squee, and general chit chat. THERE WILL BE SPOILERS IN THE COMMENTS. DO NOT READ THE COMMENTS IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE SPOILERED.

This post will remain at the top of the comm for the duration of Spectre's release in the cinemas, and is the one-stop shop for all your Spectre Squee! Come pop along and shout about the new Bond film!

NB 1 - As always, if you are commenting anonymously, please can you write your name/handle in the heading of the comment so people know which anon they're talking too!

NB 2 - (You can always get an LJ account if you so choose. They're pretty simple and easy to make!)

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