The Art of Flaking


Hey guys! This video has been brought to you by NordVPN. Use the code DOMICS at NordVPN.com/DOMICS for 75% off a 3 year plan. with an extra month on the house. *anime cough cough* Trap Domic : I’m sick. uwu *Domic intro plays* Flaker. Slang for a person who has proven to be unreliable in following through with plans (often for gatherings or public outings). Can also be used as a verb, to “flake”. Abandon plans with little to no notice. Domic : Look, before I talk about flakers, I’m gonna level with you guys. I’ve been there, okay? As a flake-ee but also as a flake-ER. And you don’t want to admit it, But you’re probably one yourself. We all have at least that one friend, who just can’t seem to commit to plans. Or claims they’re so down to hang out. But the moment you invite them to anything, They’re suddenly off the grid. It’s me. I’m that friend. I have no friends now. There’s also the friends who you tried to make plans with, Who give vague answers about their commitment to the plan. Right Domic : Hey, did you eat yet? You wanna get food later with Ben? Left Domic : YEAH Right Domic : Yeah you ate? Or yeah you coming? Narrator Domic : Left on read And then later that night when you’re already out… Left Domic : Hey, sorry I had to do some errands with my mom. Right Domic : But I thought she’s in China right now. Left Domic : yeah Right Domic : Are you in China right now? Left Domic : yeah Here’s a thing with these kinds of flakers. They enjoy the mere fact that they are considered when making plans. It hypes them up because they are being included. They feel their company is desired. And of course feeling like you’re wanted is amazing. But they might not necessarily be that excited for the activity at hand. They just like being part of something. Because they know an activity or event is happening, They suffer from “Fear Of Missing Out”, or FOMO. So they give a premature agreement to the invitation, without necessarily the actual intent to follow through. “Well, why don’t they just say no to begin with?” You might be asking. Because to them, giving a flat-out “no” is too rude. Saying no means you’re un-fun and flakers don’t want to seem un-fun. They want their invitee to feel like their thought to include said flaker is greatly appreciated! Even if they aren’t fully committed to go, they want people to believe that they gave all of their efforts towards trying to be present. But it’s a load of bullshit! They’ll try to give an excuse that steers the blame away from them and frees them from being accountable. I think I just over-explained the definition of excuse. But they trust that their friends are reasonable and forgiving and wouldn’t push for any further explanation. So there usually aren’t any consequences. Unless of course, the excuses keep happening. Left Domic: Ugh, sorry, I was up late doing work and I slept in. Right Domic: You’re unemployed. Left Domic: Sorry, I just remembered my essay’s due tomorrow. Right Domic: You dropped out 2 weeks ago. Left Domic: Sorry, I’m broke. Right Domic: You watched Infinity War in theaters 6 times. White Dude: Sorry, there’s two millimeters of snow outside and I don’t have winter tires. Domic: Oh yeah, definitely. No worries. Your safety and inability to drive in such a natural disaster excuses you from missing my birthday. I hope you enjoy Infinity War for the seventh time, you son of a bi- And then you have the trump card of many flakers who still live at home. Left Domic: Sorry, my mom said no, sad face. And they know how foolproof this is, because you can’t really argue with anyone’s mom. Mothers are the ultimate gatekeepers. They are literally your gateway into existence. Flaking has become so easy in this generation because of technology. We can hide behind the safety of a screen and just become ghosts on command, when it benefits us. But the disadvantage here is that if you do decide to flake, You better not be posting on social media about anything else other than lying about sleeping early because you value your health and want a good sleep schedule. [background]: Full of shit! Look, I get it. Sometimes things do come up and you can’t make it. Sometimes your excuses are sincere. But you need to be careful when people start catching on. People can see patterns and also your Instagram stories. You can’t keep living the “FOMO” life and cry wolf forever. If you really value your relationships. You need to make time for the people you care about. Because they’ve cared enough for you to take time out of their days. And like I’ve said before in a past video, time is the most valuable currency we have. It’s a one-way transaction and there are no refunds. If you end up wasting people’s time, they’re gonna stop investing in you. And don’t confuse flakers for busy people. Actual busy people will tell you ahead of time or upon being asked that they are unavailable. Dom: Oh cool. Thanks for telling me. Now I know only to reserve five seats instead of six. Flakers will ask you to save a seat for them. and then take a nap. For the rest of the day. Busy people will tell you “Sorry, I have work during the week. Does Saturday work for you?” Flakers will have work all week and then tell you they’re free anytime. Busy people will have a New Year’s resolution to go to the gym four times a week, But only managed to go twice a week. Flakers will go once using your Guest Pass, and then never get membership. The sad reality with flakers is that you only know them for a short period of time. They can only flake so long until they fully flake-out on their relationships. And what’s even more unfortunate, is that they don’t realize their behavior and blame their friends for not inviting them to hang out anymore. Don’t let it get to that. You’re probably flaking on them right now to watch this video and then ten more related videos afterwards. Look, I’ll be here when you get back. I can wait. They can’t. Go on. He’s right, I’ve been a bad friend. It’s time to set things straight! Or gay — whatever is your norm. I’m not judging. Left Domic : Actually, I’m free now. You guys still going out tonight? Right Domic: It’s all good man, since your mom said you couldn’t, we invited her instead. Left Domic: [echoing in thoughts] It’s me. I’m that friend. I have no friends now… One thing you shouldn’t flake on is feeling safe online. And NordVPN will be there for you no matter how much snow is outside. [surfer dude voice] Surf the web dude with peace of mind by using my code DOMICS at NordVPN.com/DOMICS for 75% off a three year plan plus one month for free. 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100 comments

  • Wlla643 :D

    5:20 sweats because I’m supposed to be at my friends party

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  • Kawi

    Not a flaker but I'm here.

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  • DistantEchos

    Was supposed to help my friend to step up something for a fair
    Didn’t go without telling them Bc I was sick so my mom and brother went
    Friend got mad cause her mom made her go because I was going

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  • sofyalar 23

    Say ur mom is in the hospital

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  • A Person

    this is from eight months ago‽
    tHE YEAR WENT SO FAST

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  • Grayson Reeves

    2:20

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  • Yinuo Wang

    Time for sale.
    ⌛⌛⌛⌛⌛⌛⌛⌛⌛⌛⌛⌛⌛⌛⌛⌛⌛⌛⌛⌛⌛⌛⌛⌛
    Like for one extra hour of your life 😉
    I wanna be rich

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  • Burgersaurus

    HA! Good thing I don’t have Instagram!
    btw I just don’t answer if I don’t wanna come

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  • Burgersaurus

    I had this rich friend that would invite everyone in her class from the 3rd to 6th grade. I was always in her class during those times. Everytime she invited me (along with everyone else), I didn’t come and came up with a bunch of excuses. She didn’t invite me again on the 6th grade. (I was like “YES. I don’t have this burden anymore, fools!”

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  • K Bug

    If you flake bc "there's 2 mm of snow," does that make you a snowflaker ?

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  • Risa Granger

    Oh so I am flaker. That's why I hardly have any friends right now.

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  • VI RATE

    But its a lot of bullershitr

    -Domics Feb 2019

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  • Maddyatmax

    It’s 2am I’m sure my friends aren’t waiting for me…

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  • Kweenie draws

    I am not a flaker

    Cuase I have no friends…

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  • Bloody mation's

    F.O.M.O = M.O.F.O😂😂😂

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  • CyanFlake

    HA! im bi so i don't even get invited to anything!

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  • Andrew Ray

    Actually the bois comin' over my place at noon

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  • Boring Gaming

    That's 100% percent

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  • Button Pan

    No Fomo.

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  • bambo master

    Sorry julian

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  • Chris Da Artist

    I’m sorry but I’d rather my friends tell me that they’re not able to come than lie to me about it. You KNOW you’re a flaker? Say no from the start and don’t waste my time.

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  • I_will_comment 01!

    My friends can wait
    I mean it is 3:12 in the morning

    Anyone else?

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  • Racool

    Domics: You’re probably flaking right now while you’re watching this video.

    Me: 😳

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  • Brody walters

    I know how to do a a glitching voice so flaking is very easy

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  • Meme-a- Saurus

    Ha ha what friends

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  • MrTimTom

    No FOMO I just say no

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  • IM COOLER THAN YOU

    I have no friends😔

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  • Keishla Corchado

    I.am.A.flaker, so sad

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  • Hailey Hogan

    Wish a certain person I know would see this

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  • Toasted Toast

    2:20

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  • SANS THE COMIC

    Domic's wanna play?

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  • SumDude

    i just relized how much of a shit type of person

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  • T Q

    I hate this habit. my friend has the habit of canceling everything when you are ready to leave, when you canceled the meeting to meet her. she is a kind person, but because of this habit, I no longer take her offer to meet seriously .

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  • Mineta Minoru

    A flake with my friends when playing online games and they want me to join

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  • nobody

    Sorry, I couldn’t watch the entire video because I had to save my golden retriever that was 530 lightyears away from my house for like the third time in a row

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  • Mahad Baloch

    Bullashayt. Lol. That asian sentence was GOLDEN

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  • ElY

    I'm actually waiting for some one while watching this Video 😂

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  • OMEGA SOUL SLAYER

    I watched ENDGAME 5 times and i wish for a re-release to watch it 6th time in theaters.

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  • The Legend

    Hmmm, not going to lie, you actually caught me flaking.

    I might have no friends now.

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  • Galimatías Oximoroniano

    I'm a real life flake, I have no friends, I feel great.

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  • SwagMaster69 Dönke

    But dom what if an apocalypse happend I can't come back to watch you

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  • King Slayer17

    Do you guys know the Gay flag? Well guess what, The lines are STRAIGHT!! BOOM😂😂😂😂

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  • Mint Coofey

    Hm, weird, everyone seems to flake on me, they must be really busy

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  • Nola Venne

    Flaker: "sorry I didn't come over, I had to clean and do dishes"
    Me: "sorry I didn't come over, I was laying in bed and didn't feel like getting up, love you though"

    Ahh the joys of being a passive-aggressive, piece of poop, lazy, straightforward, always too busy sleeping, always laying in bed, kind of a little bit depressed not really though but actually I think I'm really depressed…. Friend, I'm happy my friends love me though. 😂💖

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  • GFR ZCR

    No one invites me am i still considered? Or is it my broke introvert friends. (All of us are introvert and very isolated to other groups)

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  • JC.

    It's okay, you can say Sagittariuses

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  • Yenix

    bold of you to assume i have friends who want me around them

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  • All Experimental

    2:19

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  • Christina Dcruz

    3:49 enjoy! 😂

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  • The Radiator Potato

    2:20, bullasheet

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  • pensee hany

    Bro stop sponsring that

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  • The Radiator Potato

    1:05

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  • Inga Muszyńska

    No fomo bro

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  • prince n0nso

    One of my "friends" is a picasso with the flaking😂

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  • Valeria Carrasco

    2:21

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  • - Oofythecow-

    Ehe ehe I’m sick

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  • Hyroka

    Oh god
    the g u i l t
    wipes forehead

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  • Patrice Ratahi

    i have no friends…

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  • Briannon Foister

    I watch this on the bus

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  • 地球 Chan

    😮
    I Got One Like! 😀

    Wait…

    Why Is The Like Button Blue?

    Reply
  • SirSntry

    Seems like ive been flaking sleep

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  • Andrea N. Rodriguez Cruz

    Most of my friends are flakers and it’s really sad when I try to make plans with them and 9/10 times, no one shows up. How do I send this to my friends without basically punching them in the face with the message of “You’re a f*ing flake!”?

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  • V poTAEto

    So i do this but the reason is my parents are so over that until im 16 they wont let me go to my friends house or anywhere with them but i do tell my friends i can't go

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  • Silent Gamerz

    Jobs

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  • Sherry Bisslik

    2:19 – 3:49 WEEZE!!!

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  • Kovol Stars

    Flaked on this thing for a while now…..

    Yeah my homework been waiting for a while now

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  • Silentgrace11

    Can’t flake when you just aren’t invited to things 👍

    (Although all jokes aside, it’s more that my friends are aware of my comfort zones, and that I’m likely to say no to going to a wild party or a bar, and will likely say yes to going out to eat, watching a movie or going to conventions. Some things do fall into middle ground, though. I want to convey that I love Karaoke, for example, but haven’t found a way to convey it without accidentally inviting myself just in case they actually just didn’t want me there ;u;)

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  • Spaddled C

    2:21
    When dom becomes a phone scam

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  • asian

    That smooth transition into the sponsor…

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  • Renamation

    My friend totally did that to me over the whole summer vacation. When school started I told him I wouldnt try to ask him out anymore for my own good, because if he wants to meet he should put some effort into it. After that i havent herad from him over halph a month. After that time he texted me, that he was in a bad mental state and had to go for a while (what I could understand) but telling me in the same moment how mad he is at me, for not asking him why he didnt show up. In the end he was just acting like everything was my fault and ,,how could I DARE to be suspicious because of all those apollogies he made for not showing up" (well bitch, I saw your instagram story a few days ago) We haven talked for some time now and Im thinking about sending him this video. Should I do it ?

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  • Zeriix

    Life hack:

    Have no friends so you don’t get flaked.

    Reply
  • Steven's

    Wow. I have such a friend. For 4 months I was playing Pokemon go (btw I live in germany and I am 10th grade) well, because I am playing pokemon all day, my Friend decided, that he want to play too. So he ask me, if I'd like to play with him together and do raids and stuff. On the day, when we wantet to meet, he wrote me a really bad excuse. But I noticed it, and told him: dude why didn't you tell before? You know you can talk with me? So I asked him if he had time saturday. This time he told me, that his gmail account was enabled or something (I explaned, how he could log in) whole day and no respond. He is my best friend and I dont know why he isn't honest with me.

    Sorry, if my english sounds weird. Again, Im german and my english is not the yellow from the egg…

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  • The Nabstablook

    First, they flake
    Then, they chisel
    After, they cut
    Lastly, they break

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  • Chibiwaza

    Me: Cousin, can you give me a ride to work? My Aunt has Bible study tonight so she can't this time.
    Cousin: Yeah I'll pick you up tonight.
    (tonight comes)
    Me: Hey Cousin, where are you?
    Cousin: Oh, I've f*cked off to my bastard son's birthday party and I can't take you to work tonight.
    And I lost a day's wages because of that asshole.

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  • william kev

    I cant relate I literally say no to everything

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  • Random Commenter

    My friend flaked on my wedding. I sent the invitation 6 months ahead and he instantly accepted. Only to not show up that day. I had to confront him 3 days later.

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  • Fallenangel 85

    I have never been that person and I'm glad i wasn't.

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  • Salty Asf

    His voice be satisfying to listen to 😂😂

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  • AncientOneProductions

    not anymore lol

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  • AncientOneProductions

    i hope….

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  • Kat F

    this is the amount of time he said flake in this video

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  • Hi Vang

    I have no snow at cal

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  • Puri Sareerasad

    I absolutely hate this kind of people. Absolute time-wasters.

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  • Siddharth Yadav

    I am not flaker, cause i say No on there fucking face but they don't understand. Some Blackmails me or some just say “I'll buy you everything on this trip, just come plz”. I am just irritated now, my friends don't know the meaning of NO. I will not change the reason of coming to any event. If i am busy then it's done i am not coming. I am Irritated by that 🤦‍♂😤

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  • Tristi Towang

    Bullsheett😆had me dying

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  • Kathryn Baldree

    OH MY GOSH SYDNEY IS 100% THAT!!!😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😬😬😬😬😬😠😠😠😠😡😡😡😡😡

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  • PebbleStar 8D

    Twilight Sparkle was a flaker

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  • Ranjita Ramakant Mane

    Bullashett!!
    Man the way you said that killed me

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  • Ginny Weasly

    Yes this is me

    Reply
  • Daniela Lopez

    My group of friends consists of all flakers (including myself) so we only see each other like once a month 😂

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  • otaku madness

    This is what I'm about to do now

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  • Eternal Sentry

    I thought flaking was dandruff…wth did I miss?

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  • Allison H

    Wow I feel attacked.

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  • Leeann Kemp

    My friends had to move to Canada and I have to stay in England

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  • Leeann Kemp

    OH WAIT REALLY!?

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  • Leeann Kemp

    NEVERMIND MY FRIENDS ARE COMING BACK TOMORROW!!!!

    Reply
  • Cicco Bullet

    I am many things
    But this I am not

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  • Elyadi Abadi

    BULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL SHET

    Reply
  • Lianne Thompson

    i AM a flaker

    Reply
  • 2k sub no vid challenge

    Why? 0:12

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