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Pictures taken during August 2013

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The box I've dreamed of for the last few months
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It's beautiful
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Fancy hard case
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Oculus!
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The future lies inside
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It's the Rift!
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The open case
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Virtual reality is here!
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That new revolutionary technology smell
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Nan was impressed
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We're baaack!
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Omar's been on site since Wednesday
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Staff reg staff!
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To Pub Ops!
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Hey, fancy banner
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Oh god, who created this abomination! Certainly not the Pub Ops folks
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The reg line is already there
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Omar can't believe his eyes
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Look at the space between letters!
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LOOK AT THAT SPACE!
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The registration folks hard at work
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Hey I like this sign
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Making badges!
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Keep that line moving!
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Ooo, another giant banner
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So many registration stations
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The line is pretty long.. and sleepy
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It is 3DS cental here at Otakon
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Amanda's ready to get the gear!
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Hey it's me in my snazzy Otakon jersey!
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Amanda somehow got a photo I took of her on her staff badge
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Someone reeeaally likes Otakon
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This cart was the best thing we ever got
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Look how much stuff we can move on wheels now!
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Lots of activity at Pub Ops
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Vic's just gonna.. take these signs
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Headsets!
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Can you hear me now?
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This is a pretty obscure joke..
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We're back in AMV Ops!
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Mckeed's on staff this year!
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Setting up in Video 1
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Let's play "find the bad connection"
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The seats in Video 1
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The lonliest seat
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Hey cool, a photo mosaic
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Made out of photos!
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Testing the output from the server
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Fixing the scaler
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Vic doing what Vic does
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Amanda's a mic stand
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Our awesome sound guy James
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Buttonnss
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Vic had fun once. It was awful
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The quiet BCC
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Drinking water in cramped elevators
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Oculus Rift time!
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Resting up before the weekend really starts
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The registration line is even bigger!
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Queen Chrysalis and Flufflepuff!
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Let's do this
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An excellent Kirito
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The lobby outside Video 1
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What the hell is going on here
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What is up with Deadpool?
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Princess Bubblegum!
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Professor Oak is confused
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Ace and Luffy!
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And the award for weirdest cosplay of the year goes to...
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Follow the info flag!
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Spiffy hair
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That's one hell of a chainsaw
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The Great Saiyaman!
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The one on the right chirped at me!
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Busy in the back halls
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One classy creeper
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Mr. White?
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Whenever cosplayers picked up AMV badges we had a mini photoshoot
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And here's Jefferson with a big box of beef jerky for some reason
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Chinese food cube
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Watch out for the scythe
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I hear she's a League of Legends character
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Brakus is ready to rock
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Alan is on Con Coverage this year
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Finally putting down that pesky Kyubey
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Bubbles!!
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Pinkie Pie loves bubbles!
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Uhh..
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Hey it's Shadow!
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Metal Gear Backlight
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Princess Tutu!
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Optimus Prime in humanoid mode
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It's the Bat Commander
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Mckeed gears up
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The Shrine of the Silver Monkey is confusing
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They got it!
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Elizabeth on her way to Paris
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All these people are lined up for us?? Oh jeez
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Twilight, noooo
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Spyro the Dragon!
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Vic gets our crazy battery powered TV set up
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Seating's done!
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AMV Contest action shot
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Twilight's head and Rainbow Dash's eyes are a great touch
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Oh god, nobody say anything or we'll never get him to shut up
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Don't hit me!
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I think the Pyro is a spy
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Ballot counting time
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The counting station
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So many nice little piles of ballots
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Count, Vic, count!
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This guy voted for everything he DIDN'T want to win. It also shows a little bit of the image corruption that affected this batch.
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Strange Lord of the Rings car
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Strange but cool
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We found Beany in Artist Alley!
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This is Beany making a nice face
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This is Beany making a nicer face
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Hey I know that art!
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Cause it's Holy Calamity!
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I tried to commission an illustration from Beany but she wouldn't accept and did a quick doodle instead
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Beany in art mode!
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Thanks for the doodle, Beany!
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Ready to fight some Titans!
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Dr. Lutece has a tempting beverage for me
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Kiki!
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I'm not sure what's up with the photo of President Bush, but I like it
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Vic is a happy photographer
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How does the staff check in thing work?
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Chouji!
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Another impressive Attack on Titan cosplayer
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Sailor Moon!
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A typical text from Omar
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Google Glass spotted in the wild!
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Getting ready for Iron Editor
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Oh no! A titan is attacking this photo shoot!
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That 3D gear seems pretty cumbersome
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How you can tell you're in AMV Ops
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Lucario!
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What's going on here?
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Sailor scouts!
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The Riddler checks.. I dunno, a riddle?
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Zero Suit Samus!
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So many Deadpools
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Lots of other people taking photos
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Dr. Venkman
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Sweet pack
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Mr. Pyson! The only person to staff Otakon all 20 years!
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Is that a cabbage patch kid?
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Otakon is fun?
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A wild Scootaloo appears
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Hey guys
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Checking the schedule
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"What do you think this says.."
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"Just look at the schedule!"
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The previous event ran long, but we still got everyone seated in time for the contest!
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This is my view for an hour as I shout at people what group they're in
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I'm told this is a League of Legends character but I don't care
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Just arrived from Pandora
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Where's this guy off to in such a hurry?
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This is apparently the cool place to hang out
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Ice Cold Water Man!
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So many giant banners
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Oh shit! A skeleton!
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This guy is a man on a mission
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A walking photo shoot!
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Dark Link
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Whoa
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Very cool Iron Man and Captain America!
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Oh god, way too many people in the lobby outside Video 1
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Androids!
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A very cool, and very strange, Powerpuff Girls cosplay group
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Aww, it's OK. The room will be open again soon!
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Holding back a sea of attendees
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Good luck, Access Control Dude
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"Welcome to Iron Editor Hell"
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Half of the competitors
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Omar speaks before the tribute to Pat Bohnet
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Erica looks so startled. Maybe she just found out she's hosting IE
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She's cosplaying as the girl from the intro to Battle Royale
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A four way Iron Editor battle! Vic and Omar vowed to never do it again but forgot
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Iron Editor is a popular event!
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Vic's amazing Iron Editor intro
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Shin is trying to defeind his title!
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Pixelblended vs Pixelblended!
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Erica looks for volunteers from the audience
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The view from the back
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Vic and Omar render the final videos
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Vic and Omar at their most stressed
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Amanda hiding behind the speakers
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Dance, Brakus, dance!
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Look at him go
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"Let's go over there"
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Shin and Kirebue
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Kireblue wins!! Shin is dethroned
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Congrats Kireblue!
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This is all the crap we need to make Iron Editor happen
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Another victim of technology
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Just a Link cosplayer playing a trumpet in the middle of the night. Nothing unusual here
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Omar secretly attached his cart to Mckeed's cart
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Omar looks pretty suspicious..
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"Who me?"
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Throwing all the explodey discs at once!!
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The Otakon 2013 AMV Department
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Cool blue hallway
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We found Beany!
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"What's that, Mr. Shot? You want me to drink you?"
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Who hates orange soda?
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Beany drew Sawboss!
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More drawing
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Ah here we go. Sawboss in a more Beany style
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Applejack!
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Beany and her art friend!
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Beany's art face?
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Nooo, Beany stole my jersey and is absorbing Amanda!
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Beany doesn't want to be a staffer. And is apparently 80 years old
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Dan loves photos
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Ryoga Chris recreates the photo of him sneaking into the Anime Boston 2004 masquerade with no badge
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Dan made me a plate of art
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Omar showed up with a bag full of burritos!
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A madoka crew. Don't trust the one on the right
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Moving the AMV gear back to the truck
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Vic somehow got Dippin Dots cause he is a jerk
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Waiting for our hotel room to be ready
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Nope, you can't go to sleep yet, Vic. We've still got the Dead Dog
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Liz came to visit!
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Omar had to move all his pub ops crap back to the room because the BCC kicked him out
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On our way to the Dead Dog
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The distinctive BCC roof
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Fancy cake
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Omar's chest hair is out of control
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Staff Dinner!
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But.. which one is the real Terry??
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Good times at the Dead Dog
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Terry thanks the Otakon staff for doing what they do
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Oh god! The faces are back!
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I don't know what the deal with the faces is, but I like it
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Yaaay
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What happens when you give away a pile of weird old garbage that nobody else wanted? Line around the room.
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Nabil plays some piano!
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Looks like he got a normal size shirt this year
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Signing the banner out front
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Getting a machine set up for Rift time
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Liz was really into this weird phone game
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Omar finally dives into Virtual Reality
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Liz got eaten by a shark and freaked out
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No more sharks
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Vic is the future
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Alright, let's get the hell out of here
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See you in like a month for Anime USA!
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My chariot awaits
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John checks out the aircraft
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Seems legit
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Propeller!
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John seems pretty confident in it
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Ready to fly!
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No nicks!
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Don't hit your head on the wing like I did
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A little cramped
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Oh boy. This is how the plane gets out of the hangar
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Looks good
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Stuffed into the cockpit
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Please be thorough with the checklist!
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Ready to rock
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Taxiing to the end of the runway
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We're airborne!
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You can see the players!
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A little hazy today
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Our target for this flight
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John asked me to get some photos of this church from the air
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We did a few orbits around it
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I think these came out pretty nice!
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Getting a little of the surrounding area
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Coming around for another loop
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And away we go
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Fields!
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Feeling good
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Using a phone can mess up this compass
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Highway!
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Flying over Ralph Wilson stadium
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Looking right down into the stadium
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I've been in there!
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It's a shame there wasn't a game!
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The refugee camp where Steve tailgates
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Looking at my apartment complex!
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Hey there's my building!
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A wider view of my apartment complex
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Looking north down the 5
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The rotary I take to work every day
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People at the beach
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Wind turbines!
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So many little boats
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The battleship near work
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Hey it's Synacor!
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Banking!
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HSBC tower
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Looking down on the skyway
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I love this shot. My favorite grain elevator along with the wind turbines
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So many little houses
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Little cars!
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This is fun
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Go-kart track?
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Looking down into peoples' backyards
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Flying straight is boring
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Lining up with the runway
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Back on the ground!
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That's where I sat
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Refuel!
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This plane has seen better days
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John brings the plane back to the hangar
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Hi John!
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A closeup of the abandoned airplane. At least, I assume it's abandoned
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Still looks neat
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Probably doesn't fly so great though
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This pile of crap could only be used for one thing.. camping!
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Ready to go?
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We obviously had to pack a disco ball
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My phone was big enough to rest on the volume knobs
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The bugs are out of cnotrol out here
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Getting tents set up first
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Not bad for $20
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Phil is a tent expert
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Steve is not
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Hooking up the pole.. thing
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Christina's tent is almost ready
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Tadaaa
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Megan laughs at Steve's tent making abilities
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Smash smash smash
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Phil takes to the woods to set up his hammock
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Big foot?
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He found the spot!
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Steve and Megan are circling in on a complete tent
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Phil is set for the weekend
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Mike approves of beer
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I had to buy a weird airplane
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Tadaa
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Why are we tying syrup to a string?
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What's going on here
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Syrup inthe air!
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We're using it as a weight so we can get the rope over the branch
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Heads up!
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This is a strange photo
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And now we can rasie the disco ball!
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Up it goes!
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Perfect
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Now let's go swimming
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Spiffy waterfalls
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Everything was very slippery
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Phil splashes the day away
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Don't slip down the rest of the waterfall!
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Jump!
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So picturesque
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I'm pretty sure I saw this in The Last of Us
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Lots of water
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That beer can is where Dustin slipped off the cliff and fell 20 feet onto his butt. Near-fatality number one
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And here's near-fatality number two, where Sarah slid down the waterfall!
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Cool abandoned structure
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The curved wall is interesting
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Carefully descending the waterfall
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Careful!
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Hippie dog!
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Creepy window
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Hey look, a second waterfall
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The full waterfall, viewed from the bottom
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Phil vs the rocks
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Everyone's having a fun time
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Rocks and water
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Time to walk back
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Megan and Steve are glad nobody died
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Road
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Cut to the next morning.. time for fire!
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Christina can't wait
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Dustin has this under control
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Bacon time!
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Phil emerges from his cocoon
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Vietnam mode
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This is clearly the "Phil smoking" sequence
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Dustin just wants to know when breakfast is
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That is a really poor paper airplane
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Phil Minkler. Man of origami
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A wild Christina appears!
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Megan still has signal
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Table of crap
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Atticus made a friend
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Megan!
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Nice view
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Waiting for everyone to arrive
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Hi Christina!
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Sarah is buddies with the owl
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"WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU LOOKING AT??"
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Flower!
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The gang arrives
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Ready to see some animals?
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Don't spill the Jager!
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Sunglasses time
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Dynamic!
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Megan loves foxes
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It's a fox!
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What the hell is that?? Let's investigate
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Path through the woods
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I'm not sure this was designed for adults
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Don't listen to this pro-spider propaganda!
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Phil is trapped!
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Heading upstairs
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Hi Dustin
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Selfie!
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I think Phil found a new place for his hammock
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Steve likes giant treehouses
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Megan just wishes there were foxes up here
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Sarah misses her owl
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Careful!
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Or jump, whatever
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Watch your head
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Sarah doesn't know about the treehouse
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"Let's see some butterflies"
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They're over here
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River!
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Let's go to there
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Pretty
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Walking over to the river
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It's all moving and stuff
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This is the cover to our new album
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Steve, don't drink the water!
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Phil's ready for a dunk
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Posing for his calendar
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"Ahhh"
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Phil's model shot
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And you want to be my latex salesman
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Say cheese!
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Cheese!
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Phil takes a dip in the brain amoeba pool
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Christina's model shot
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Walking down the trail
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Phil remembered we were heading to a restaurant and tried to dry off
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Waterfall!
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The creepy faces on the wall weren't supposed to be part of this group photo
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Pierre!!
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"Did you leave without me?"
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Let's start a fire
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Magazines by flashlight
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Fire!!
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Christina loves fire
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Steve totally doesn't look like a dork
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What's that in the woods?
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Oh nothing. Just the tent that Phil hurled into the woods
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Well, we survived the night, apparently
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Breakfast
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Returning to the Deadly Deadly Falls
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Dustin feels pretty good about it this time
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This guy was also taking pictures!
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Camera duel!
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These crazy guys were jumping off the cliff that nearly killed Dustin!
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Wheee
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Time for beer from Ithaca Beer Co!
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Cold beer on a hot day
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Dustin likes beer
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So does Christine!
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Beer tour time!
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So many tanks
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This thing was bubbling and making weird noise
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Megan likes beer
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Smelling hops
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Tom is unsure of this photo
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"Beer? Is that you?"
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Hopppps
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Dustin's ready to get this tour on the road
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These look like tubes from Walter White's lab
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Megan and Steve like beer!
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Special beer in special casks
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Generic photo!
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Our knowledgeable and entertaining tourguide
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PHOTOS
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I got some awesome root beer
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Phil and I couldn't figure out how to play this game but it was fun
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"What did you say?"
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Steve uses his new sign as a sunshield
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Atticus is my origami assistant
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So this is what it's like to hang out with me
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Steve's fancy hat
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I finished the origami ball!
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Let's party!! (Note the reflected light in the tree)
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Dance!!
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This is what camping is alllll about
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Francis Gary Powers can't come home with us
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We all said a few words for the little guy
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Camping is over now.
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