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World Happiness Report (Post)http://worldhappiness.report/ed/2018/

This came out not too long ago. It's an interesting read - at least if you're OK with wading through lots of text.
Nite's art thread (Post)I like the colors and contrast on the latest one.
Nite's art thread (Post)The first one from yesterday is giving me some strong DKC vibes. Good stuff.
...How stupid do they think I am? (Post)A few days ago, I got a message on my old college e-mail account. I think another student's account got hacked, causing it to send out phishing e-mails purporting to be from a local credit union. The scam was fairly well-made, but the bad writing was a dead giveaway.

I don't get much e-mail spam these days, but I get lots of robocalls on my phone. IRS scams are especially fashionable.
Nite's art thread (Post)I'm glad you've gotten caught up on posting these, as these are quite impressive! Some of them would make for awesome video game backgrounds.
[FICTION] How the Hare Won (Post)
Dumb stuff I wrote a bunch of years ago
Once upon a time, there was a rabbit. Every week he would have a race with the tortoise, and every week the tortoise would win after the rabbit collapsed from exhaustion not far from the finish line. The rabbit eventually grew tired of all this. "Surely there's a way I can beat this stupid tortoise!" he said.

For years the rabbit's diet had consisted only of vegetables, in particular, carrots. But one morning, right before the big race, the rabbit was hopping down the road by Farmer Joe's farm. But this time, the rabbit noticed that Joe was growing a new, beautiful plant. The rabbit leaped over the fence, hoping to learn what this new plant was. A small sign was marked, "MARIJUANA." The rabbit nibbled on a couple of leaves.

"I've never tasted anything this good in my life!" the rabbit exclaimed. He then gobbled more leaves. A sense of well-being and strength flowed into him with each leaf he ate.

Suddenly, he noticed some migrant farm workers were staring at him and whispering something in Spanish. Afraid of being caught, the rabbit tucked a few leaves under his ears and sprinted away faster than he had ever gone before! And when he raced the tortoise later that day, the rabbit won easily.

From there on, the rabbit would always visit Farmer Joe's marijuana patch before each race. The rabbit never lost another race and eventually earned the nickname, "Hare Olympian of Potsfield County."

Transcribed exactly as originally written (aside from adding a few line breaks). I wrote this when I was 17 years old, and it remains the greatest thing I've ever written... unless it isn't.

Disclaimer: It should be noted that I did not use marijuana or performance-enhancing drugs then, and I don't use them now either. I don't really recommend using drugs to enhance your athletic performance!
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(If some of this sounds familiar, there's a reason - it's almost the same as what I wrote for MFGG.)
Nite's art thread (Post)Not bad at all! It would be extra-cool if you could make the gem rotate, but that might not be feasible.
Nite's art thread (Post)I know it's probably not feasible to do this with the tools you used for this, but I'd love to see that one animated.

(You can get a similar effect by playing with the Hue tool.)
Nite's art thread (Post)Yeah. The colorful desert forest would be an awesome environment for a JRPG or a space shooter... or possibly an album cover.
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