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Minecraft Animating - Blender Rig + [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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ShmowZow
Level 46 : Master Narwhal
Hey Guys. Recently, for about 3 months now, I've gotten into the interest of creating animations. Considering that I love Minecraft, I decided to soon make animations on the game. So, I made a Minecraft Rig for a program, Blender (A free program). All those who would like a start creating Minecraft Animations, here is a Rig that I created just for you :). You are all free to use it in ANYTHING you would like, seeing the fact that there are better ones out there.
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Download Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?7age19n1k5utmdy . Enjoy!
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If any of you would like a tutorial on how to use this rig, please say so in the comments :D.
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS REQUIRES BLENDER TO BE INSTALLED!!!
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Features:
- A Minecraft Body (Skinned)
- Changeable Skins
- Facial Features: Eyes, Mouth, Teeth, Eyebrows, etc.
- Armatures/ Bones (To give it that Bend)
- Changeable Eye, Eyebrow and Teeth Color.
- Shapekeys (Makes it easier to move certain things such as: Eyebrows, Teeth, etc.)
More To Come! (With enough support :D)
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If they are ANY Questions/Problems/Bugs concerning this Rig, PLEASE say so in the comment :).
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|~Thanks For Reading~|

Additional Notes

This is for people interested in creating Minecraft Animations. Its is ENTIRELY free, but DO NOT CLAIM IT AS YOUR OWN CREATION. I hope you understand this took lots of training, reading and learning to create this. There should be a better one in the future (Just requires support!).
Progress: 80% Complete
Tags:Rig, Blender, Minecraft Animations, Animations, Minecraft Rig, Easy, Use, Timelapse, Fun
Credit:PardroS91 (My Minecraft Username), KazanNinja, PjLaddKills and Joebro97 (Taught me almost Everything I know in Blender)

FIXED : 07/25/2013 10:53:16 am7/25/13

Whenever you open the Rig, it no longer comes with a pink skin. Finally comes with a Steve skin. All thanks to an AWESOME Youtuber, Joebro097!

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Ok, how do you install it?
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how do you put the guy in the editing area?
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  • TheKazanNinja
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • October 4, 2014, 9:22 pm
Pretty cool! ;)
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  • DSlink2010
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • July 17, 2014, 4:28 pm
The eyes are too sunken.
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  • Drakedragon11
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Architect
  • July 6, 2014, 12:24 pm
can you import builds?
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AWESOME
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  • Jumbo45
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • June 23, 2014, 12:10 am
i am a noob help i just got ir and hav no idea how to use it
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Do you know blender basics? It is quite a simple rig.
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  • Lilster28
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 15, 2014, 3:54 am
Is this compatible with anyversion of Blender?
and a tutorial would be really nice.
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  • PsychicNova
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 11, 2014, 12:28 pm
Please add different skin textures
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It's a .rar file, does that have anything to do with Blender or is it just the standard Blender file type? 
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The .rar file is just a compressed file. If you uncompress it there will be a folder called 'Rig by Ruffles (A.k.a. ShmowZow)'. Open that and there should be a file called Rig by Ruffles.blend. Blender uses .blend files.
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  • dawson12xD
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • June 3, 2014, 3:05 pm
can u upload any file to rig?
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  • Datenstau
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 22, 2014, 9:11 am
Tutorial Please :(
Im a blender Noob
Important: how to change the Skin????
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Just render it and then go to render result and click on steve skin.png then click im age then click replace image and then select a skin (no working on long ago mc updates.) then switch back to 3d view above the timeline.
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  • lazypasta
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • April 18, 2014, 6:04 am
Thx!
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  • TheMaster73
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 17, 2014, 10:20 am
what are you talking about? ive tried this its legit
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  • MoonTrollz
  • Level 24
  • Expert Pokemon
  • April 9, 2014, 3:31 pm
How do I Install this? I;m such a noob -.-
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  • DSlink2010
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • July 17, 2014, 9:48 am
Extract the .rar with winrar, open the folder, open the .blend file in blender, and done.
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  • MoonTrollz
  • Level 24
  • Expert Pokemon
  • July 17, 2014, 1:16 pm
Thanks for the super late reply... I already found out how
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  • DSlink2010
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • July 17, 2014, 4:36 pm
Lol, I didn't look at the time posted xD.
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  • MoonTrollz
  • Level 24
  • Expert Pokemon
  • July 17, 2014, 5:26 pm
Crap i thought you were the post manager XD
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  • Meat0929
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • March 14, 2014, 2:14 pm
I just have a question. How do i edit the texture of the steve rig a.k.a the minecraft skin?
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  • Meat0929
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • March 14, 2014, 12:56 pm
WHAT IS THE SONG????
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  • Meat0929
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • March 14, 2014, 12:54 pm
Lol, im downloading this right now because it might be worth it!
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  • Meat0929
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • March 14, 2014, 12:52 pm
The interface looks like Maxons Cinima 4D software XD
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  • MultiGames
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • February 25, 2014, 5:51 pm
you should add all the blocks in the backround becuase idk how to make blocks
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  • jax200
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • February 12, 2014, 3:54 am
Messed up (It shows nothing but a cube)
EDIT: XD i forgot to extract it
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  • Rocko547
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 11, 2014, 1:49 pm
How do you use the face rig?
I'm 13 just in case you want to know xD.
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  • jax200
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • February 12, 2014, 3:55 am
lol im close to 10 XD im like 2yr from it
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  • Herobrake
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • January 27, 2014, 10:52 pm
How do i make the mouth close?
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  • gibpil
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Network
  • January 27, 2014, 11:22 am
ohh my god that is epic
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  • anthonybug
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 22, 2014, 8:55 am
Hello my names Anthony I recently used your rig to render out some frames and noticed an odd bug. it seams that left leg and arm, instead of mirroring the right (as they do in minecraft) they simply duplicate them. Now where this causes an problem is if you have a skin that has twin sheathes, the left legs sheath will be on the inner side of his leg while the right will be on the out side where it belongs. I was not certain if this was a bug or something but I felt I should bring it to your attention.
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  • CatchingFire
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Network
  • January 13, 2014, 3:20 pm
Nice man
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  • Henrocraft
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • January 12, 2014, 6:41 am
How do you change the skin?
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  • hayday999
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 24, 2013, 3:45 am
the download wont work
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  • Sir Euee
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 19, 2013, 7:15 am
Hey! I wanted to answer your question to "How do I change the skin" The ANSWER To this question is go to Image "Steve Skin.png" click the cross next to it and then when it has gone click "OPEN" and open your skin! HOPE THIS HELPED! :)
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Thanks!
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  • CeroWest
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Skinner
  • December 15, 2013, 9:06 am
Ok I've got the rig open but it won't let me change the skin file unless i'm just not finding where to click.
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  • DiscoToad
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Toast
  • December 14, 2013, 8:38 am
One thing is the open/close 2 makes the edges around the mouth a bit gliched and weird
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How do you add your own skin??
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  • Mikeyhockey
  • Level 22
  • Expert Architect
  • December 8, 2013, 3:21 am
How do you change the color of the eyes. BTW im 12 do you have to change the texture files or something? or is it an option built into the rig.
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  • Danthec00lman
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Bunny
  • November 28, 2013, 6:22 pm
Thx I need this ;)
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  • Drummer1836
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 23, 2013, 6:37 am
Your profile picture is smiling. How do we do that? Is that a different rig?
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  • ShmowZow
  • Level 46
  • Master Narwhal
  • November 24, 2013, 4:25 am
Well there is a way to do it but it concerns some other thing that begins with "Latice". It's a long process to make it. But for my profile pic I did use a different rig. It was created from a guy called "Random" or "Fark Regal" and I tried to find his youtube video on his rig download but I realized his channel was deleted :/. Pretty sure there is some other rigs out there with that exact same feature.
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  • Drummer1836
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 26, 2013, 11:26 am
Right when I'm getting used to this one. Of course.

Well, thanks anyway :)
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  • SoCalHx6
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • November 19, 2013, 4:16 pm
sorry Im still new to blender where can I find the shape-keys
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  • anthonybug
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 22, 2014, 9:03 am
first select ether the mesh or facials of the model then if you look at the top bar on your blender window you should see two drop down menus, click the icon for the one that says default, the second option in that list should say "animation" click that, the top left panel should be shape keys.

hope that helped
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  • uv99
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 8, 2013, 7:15 am
great rig, i just want to know how do i close the mouth?
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  • ShmowZow
  • Level 46
  • Master Narwhal
  • November 11, 2013, 10:10 am
All you gotta do is go into shape-keys, find the mouth up|down option and adjust it! =D
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trottle inspire ? yes? i knew it
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  • ShmowZow
  • Level 46
  • Master Narwhal
  • October 9, 2013, 1:49 pm
Wize child O)_(O
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  • OmegaMatt
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • October 5, 2013, 12:53 am
I am just wondering how I would add in a different skin? Instead of it being Steve it would be me?

Also when I download it, the character is pink
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  • ShmowZow
  • Level 46
  • Master Narwhal
  • October 5, 2013, 6:48 am
Okay. Well there is a reason why the character is pink. I think the reason why the Character is pink is because you didn't look at the "ReadMe"txt file. But here is what to do:
  • Click on "Minecraft World Save" (it gives you the .rar file with everything)

  • When downloaded, open the .rar folder.

  • You should see two files : Readme.txt (what you should've read xD) and Rig By RufflyRuffles (A.K.A ShmowZow).

  • Then extract the files to the desired folder

  • [size=small]Go into the file labelled "Rig By RufflyRuffles etc." and you will see a steve image and the blender file. Just open it :)[/size]


Now If you want to upload your skin to it, here's what to do:

1) Make sure the face of your Minecraft Skin is one color (this is so that the mouth, eyes and etc; would look perfect on his face. If not, you will see complete derpy-ness). Look at steve.png for an example of what I mean.

2) When completed that, go into "Materials" (Should be represented by a sphere) and make sure that you selected the Body material. Then go into the Textures (Should be represented by a chess board-like image).

3) Change the image to the skin you want.

(Keep in mind I have not used blender for a while now, so I'm not sure if this is correct)

If the steps didn't help, or you may continue to have a problem, add me on skype @ PardroS91
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  • Lilster28
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 15, 2014, 3:49 am
When I extract the files, should it be a certain folder, or like could I extract them to my desktop/my minecraft folder?
I am a noob sorry for asking all these questions.
Forget that second question I just figured it out
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  • Lilster28
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 15, 2014, 4:53 am
And, My computer needs to know what file it belongs to...?  Um I don't want to get the wrong file. Help?
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  • NE0Man5
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • May 28, 2014, 4:59 pm
where is "minecraft world save"?
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  • OmegaMatt
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • October 6, 2013, 12:04 am
How do I replace Steve with my skin?
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  • ShmowZow
  • Level 46
  • Master Narwhal
  • October 6, 2013, 4:27 am
I just told you how O____O
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  • mecchi_14
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • October 1, 2013, 2:25 pm
how do i use it i would like a tutprial
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  • ShmowZow
  • Level 46
  • Master Narwhal
  • October 1, 2013, 2:42 pm
Umm first of all... Can I just ask how old you are. When you reply to that, I would help you out!
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  • mecchi_14
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • October 1, 2013, 5:04 pm
i am 14 years old i also want to ask anothe question too...but ill wait until you repsond to this one
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  • ShmowZow
  • Level 46
  • Master Narwhal
  • October 1, 2013, 7:01 pm
Okay. I wasn't willing to help anyone under the age of 11 :). So, what's the other question you want to ask?
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  • mecchi_14
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • October 3, 2013, 12:54 pm
I wanted to ask you if you can please help me become a well known youtuber and animationist like you? please? i am not a super overly obssesive fan so i wont stalk you or anything i just want to become famous and give you credit for helping me out ...i am desprate for help and i believe you can help me...so please?
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  • ShmowZow
  • Level 46
  • Master Narwhal
  • October 3, 2013, 1:31 pm
Well dude, I'm gonna be full blown honest with you on every single thing I'm about to say.
First of all, I really appreciate your comment from what you said... but I'm not that big of a Youtuber (currently only have 13 subs xD). I'm good at animating but I don't post Minecraft Animations on youtube (Because they take long to render, and I don't necessarily want to be mainstream so I would rather make animations on something else. i.e: with my own characters). But If you want tips on smooth animations, perfects effects/quality, well add me on skype (PardroS91). But if your goal is to do that and become popular, well I can give you some tips and programs to use... Be prepared for a long Comment coming up!
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  • ShmowZow
  • Level 46
  • Master Narwhal
  • October 3, 2013, 1:48 pm
First, I will speak about programs and Items you should get. If you can't afford the programs, or you don't want to pay for the priced ones, just torrent/crack em' :).

You might need the following programs and items on your journey:
1) Adobe Photoshop - For editing photos and for creating your youtube Channel Art
2) Dxtory - A screen recording soft ware (For recording game play, if wanting to, from your laptop or PC).
3) Adobe After Effects - for editing videos and animtions for the desired quality.
4) A capture card (i.e. Elgato Capture Card) - If you desire to record gameplay footage from your XBox or basically from you T.V.
5) A Pc Meant for Gaming and Handling Renders - Get preferably one that has a good processor!
6) A Mic.

Now for some tips on getting "popular".
These all apply on gaming videos. If you just want tips for animating, msg me on skype.
1) Your goal shouldn't be to get popular, but to instead entertain people.
2) Always be kind to anyone no matter what (this includes during a recording).
3) Try to put your best effort into the quality and footage of each and every video!
4) At least have a good sense of humor (to keep them wanting to watch. It's better to have a sense of humor rather than video in which you just talk and play in).
5) Keep up to date with games, news, feedback, etc. (this if for gaining views and improving your vids).
6) If you don't have a gaming/sufficient Pc for games, DO NOT KEEP SAYING THINGS LIKE, "Sorry for the lag, my PC isn't good," OR ANYTHING ALONG THAT LINE.
7) Ask for feedback, but not excessively.
8) Don't be afraid to try new things and challenges. Do this just to get viewers and people excited or for them to look forward to more of your content and videos
9) Link Up! Try sometimes to play with other people and have dual, or more, commentaries.
10) Remember to have fun and don't lie about things. No one needs to know that you have a beats, razer/alienware gaming laptop and a nice pair of Nike xD.

Well that should be it for now. Hope to see you excel and get/create amazing videos. Buh-bye for now :).
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  • mecchi_14
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • October 3, 2013, 2:32 pm
Omg dide thank you so much and i will take all of your advise and use it...also thank you for helping me out i am going to try to be the best animator :D
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  • lucas23man
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 11, 2013, 12:29 pm
how do you use it
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  • ShmowZow
  • Level 46
  • Master Narwhal
  • September 11, 2013, 2:56 pm
Well i will not write a 6 paragraph long comment explaining everything so I'm just gonna give you some steps to understand and to have the ability to use this rig =)

1) Download and Install Blender. (http://www.blender.org/)

2) Search for some youtube videos/tutorials on Blender Basics (like how to move an object, camera, rendering, moving the "bones", etc.

3) I advise to search up the following youtubers (sub to them also xD) and watch some of their useful vids:
Joebro097
PjLaddKills
BlendCraft
KazanNinja

4) [Optional]... Wait for a better/easier/cooler version of this rig to come out =D
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Zowzowzowzowzowzow ZOW FREEMAN!
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nice rig man
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  • ShmowZow
  • Level 46
  • Master Narwhal
  • July 29, 2013, 8:07 am
Thanks dude, really appreciate it :D
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Peter Wazzup Amigo :D
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  • ShmowZow
  • Level 46
  • Master Narwhal
  • July 25, 2013, 7:52 pm
Hey Mr. Spa-Weegee. How did you find out It was me though?
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