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Arguably the most important.

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Hey, just because I am a muscle-bound hunk doesn't mean I don't have a sensitive soul.

I am an artist, after all.

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Arguably one of the least important functions of society as well
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RAPES GO DOWN WHEN PORN'S ABOUT



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Incidentally, rape is all about alternating movements.

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Rape is one of the few situations where premature ejaculation is good for everybody.

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When bleach smells like, because it's safer than opening up a bottle and having a whiff myself. Also, what ammonia smells like.

Both of these searches have not given me the answer I sought, but as the internet is prone to do, gave me many answers I never wanted to seek. Thanks google search, I always wanted to know about peoples bodily fluids.
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Rather than describe the scent of bleach, I guess it would be easier to use easily-conjurable adjectives like "acrid", "cloying" and "caustic".

My bleach smells a lot like an astringent pine tree.
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I love wikipedia. I needed to know a little bit about fog so I just typed it in and bam now I'm an expert. Did you know kelp produces a nuclei that condenses water vapour?

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I'm trying to find a map of london in the late 1700's/early 1800s because never having been to England or London I don't really know what places my characters will be going. I do know Buckingham Palace wasn't a thing when I was writing this... but thats about it
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Oh oh, what about that big inside out globe they had? It was a big attraction in old England.
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That sounds AMAZING. Also like the perfect location for an epic battle. Tell me more I demand tell me more
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LONDINIVM, but... uhhh. Some 200 years before your particular time period. My favourite map of London is the poverty map, scroll down to 1889. Again, around 100 years after your particular era.

If your French is any more than rudimentary, I came across this French 1700 mapof London. I thought I recognised the name Nicolas de Fer, but there isn't an English wiki on him. There is, however, a French one.

You could collate the info found in each one, to give you an accurate 1800 map!
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Its how they built history, its how I can build fiction! Thanks for that, they're better than the maps I've been able to find, which are mostly just all of England. I wanted to do a few scenes in London, since it is where all the happening happens
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