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Well, why do anything, really. Because you particularly wish to, I suppose. If you'd like to periodically be emailed very upsetting absurdist lesbian House Hunters International fan fiction, or you long to know what commercials I hate right now, or where Sam Neill falls on the Stanley Tucci Gently Avuncular Continuum, this place is for you.

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When it comes to the free posts, feel free to spread them as far and as wide as you like, on whatever platform you currently prefer. Occasionally forwarding subscribers-only emails is just fine too.