Monthly Archives: July 2013

365 days of fun – We Are ONE !

Today a year ago, after a month of heavy pregnancy (from FOYeur) and hard labor (from Paula), this site went live. We have had 365 days of fun and laughter.

TO US!!

Some days with less laughter and others with more naughty….. 😛 – but it has never been boring (not for us in any case).  We always aimed to post something from everything Alex has done, and that has happened. We know the blog is heavy with Steve (we are not calling him fat! 😯 ), but with Hawaii Five-0, S4 starting soon, there is more of Steve to come…

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Mick always keeps our interest, but with only 16 episodes, well…sometimes we need to let Mick rest for a while. But he will never leave us for too long. ♥

 

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Alex´s early career had so much variety and we do hope he gets to explore his acting skills after CBS is done with Hawaii Five-0. He has served us with such true gems, only leaving us wanting for more.

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Many of us are probably wishing for  baddie parts for Alex – he seems to do those so well (and it doesn´t hurt to have a sexy crook 😈 ). But seeing his lovable Andy, well, he just melts our heart troubles away. ♥♥♥♥♥

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We thought it might be a nice time to give you a summary of our experiences over the past year! And also to give you some pointers of how to enjoy what we have to offer you on here to the fullest……

This will be our 439th post and although we did not have something new every day we at least offered more than a years worth of goodies. (these posts containing a massive 4500 picture and gifs – not bad for one year, taking into account that it does not include the ones we posted on FB and Twitter! Paula needs a good round of applause from all of us for all her hard work creating them!!)

Let us look at some of the post worth mentioning……

(Remember when you click on the underlined names, the link will take you to the post – most underlined words in our posts are links 😀 )

 

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The most popular post:

Alex O’Loughlin’s Tattoos (Part 1) – What is real and what is not?

Alex and his tattoos still seem to be the most popular subject, if we look at views per day and also internet searches that land at our site. This tells me that our first instinct to do a story about his tattoos for our very first research post, has been validated. It kind of breaks our hearts that whenever you search the internet, there are still so many sites our there with outdated information on the tattoos.

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The funniest post:

Buddies looking confused

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The prettiest post:

William Bryant in love

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The naughtiest post:

Alex O’Loughlin – You searched for him and you got us (Part 2)

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The most controversial post: 😥

Alex O’Loughlin ……Is the real man good enough for you?

Dear Fellow fans

Sad to say, but because of the don’t care attitude of so many of Alex’s fans, these picture with Alex’s head photoshopped into it, along with a few other fake pictures, just get repinned on Pinterest over and over and over again, all with Alex O’Loughlin’s name boldly attached to it – with captions like “OMG let us just take a minute to thank his parents

I know I have a problem about something that should not bother me this much, but I can’t help crying about it! It is becoming so bad, that every time I have PMS, I ponder the idea of deleting my Pinterest account for good, just to keep my sanity and peace of mind! 😥

I do not want to fight with people over it, but the rudeness I have encountered for telling people (“fans”) that they are attaching Alex’s name to a fake picture has really been heartbreaking …. Thank you to those who have removed it. ♥

My original message stay the same – please mark fake pictures as manipulated pictures if you like them so much or remove them. And don’t steal other people’s artwork or pictures and claim them as your own, because that is how the original thought behind the pictures get lost.

Regards

FOYeur

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Some guidelines on how to use the tools we provide you with, to find all the treats we have to offer here:

From the top on the left hand side of the site:

  1. A button to follow the blog via email
  2. A link to the page with Alex quotes.
  3. Under “Recent posts“, links to the last 20 post we have done
  4. A link to our gallery of Twitter pictures
  5. Under “Pages”, the links to all the links of everything we have (the names on there kind of explain themselves and they can also be found on top of the site above the header)
  6. A link to our Twitter
  7. Under “Archive”, you can find a drop down menu to do searches by month
  8. Under “Categories”, you can find a drop down menu to do searches according to categories (we might need to refine that more 😳 )
  9. Under “Looking 4 something” you can type in your own search words, to try to find something

From the top on the right hand side of the site:

  1. Under “Comments“, the latest 15 comments made
  2. Sometimes you will find a countdown to a special occasion here
  3. A link to our Facebook page photo albums
  4. A calendar with links to every day
  5. Under “Top posts” you will find the links to the 10 posts that got the most views for the past week
  6. You can also click on tag names to find specific subjects (of course Paula ignores tagging usually, sorry about that…)
  7. Sites to visit” will take you to other blogs where you might find interesting info about Alex  (there are a couple of blogs currently on hiatus 😦 )
  8. Under “For your ears”, you will find a playlist of some music you can play while roaming around (which is meant to be updated every now and then)

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The regular posts about specific subjects:

  • Alex O’Loughlin – You search for him and you got uswith them we have some fun with all the search terms that brought people to us)
  • Undressing Stevewe have some fangirl fun with Steve’s wardrobe
  • Pollsevery now and then we give you the chance to vote for the pretty
  • Birthdays and other occasions – we like to celebrate things (any excuse to drink! )
  • Most of Season 3 episodes of Hawaii Five-0 displayed in gifsPaula works hard the day after each episode to summarizes the pretty of it in beautiful and sometimes naughty gifs (S4 on Friday nights will cause us serious problems as Paula work most weekends 😦 )

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The most memorable post:

Alex O’Loughlin is having a Day of Birth.

 

Last year with Alex’s birthday, we made this little fun post taking a look at all the “births” he experienced in his career. It was nearly midnight in our timezone and we wanted to publish it at that time. Then the news of Alex and Malia expecting Lion came through. I wanted to insert the link to the news story in there, but I was to dumb at the time, to know how to do it. The news fit so nicely in with our last words in the post, we just had to do it.

I tried to get a hold of Paula, who was at work at the time, so that she can help me with it, also having to cope with distractions of my own at home. Paula’s computer at work was giving her trouble and as she put it, “she hit the keyboard so hard to get it to respond, that you could see sparks flying”. Well at the end we got it done and what a moment to remember.

We would like to remind you that Alex O’Loughlin Fans for Donate Life provides you with an opportunity to participate in signing a “Group Birthday card” for Alex with a personal note from yourself – You can find it here.  You can also participate by making a donation here

Invitation:

We ourselves thought it might be a fun idea to give other fans who are creating something special to celebrate Alex’s birthday, the chance to advertise their creation to other fans, here. We are planning to create a page on the day, to provide links to those creations.

All you have to do, is to send us the link to your video, slide show or whatever you have created and the information about yourself, you would like to share next to your creation. We will add links at any stage before or on the day of his birthday – as long as we are awake (remember in Oz his birthday starts long before the USA)

Even if you have your own site and are doing something special that you want to promote, you can let us now and we will add the link to your celebration post. If nobody wants to share their fun on here with us, Paula will just have to work that much harder to create something beautiful for us to celebrate on our own 😆 (Please people! Help me out!-love Paula 😀 )

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Let us finish off with links to some of our favorite posts…….

FOYeur’s favorite post: :mrgreen:

Alex O’Loughlin – A special report on why ‘Oyster Farmer’ is my p0rn

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Paula’s favorite post:

Celebrating with Steve and Danny

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The best post EVER (for reasons 😛 ):

We think a lot of readers missed out on the goodies this post has to offer. If you know where to look, some hidden treasure can be found! 😛

Be my Valentine!

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We hope all of this will help you to enjoy all the past and present fun here even better. Thank you so much to everybody that visit us regularly and also those who share and RT our posts.

A special thanks to those who participate with comments of their own – you are all a lot of fun! 

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Let us raise our glasses to another year of sharing all the Alex fun with our fellow fans!

With lots of Love

Paula and FOYeur

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A little quickie post with Michael for a change. Our blonde cherub wasn´t all that bad 😉

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Com´on in sweetie…

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Take off your clothes, I mean jacket…oops.

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Pretty sight… (oh he likes it too) Did you bring me a pressie?! Yey!

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Get OUT! Eek! Helllp…

And keep out!

 

 

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Hawaii Five-0 S3 – A season for ugly corpses and awful surprises…Part 2

We have a ‘bromantic’ banter. We hit it off from the start, thank God, because we spend so much time together and it’s fun.

Alex O’Loughlin, The Sun-Herald, 30 January 2011

For the second part of our trip down memory lane of Hawaii Five-0 Season 3, we take a look at the Bromance. Most of the fans will agree that the friendship and bond between Steve and Danno, is the heart of the story. Although their story is intertwined in all the episodes, some of them focused more on the essence of it! This is our take on those episodes……

(We apologize in advance for the length – but hope that you will find some good stuff along the way and in the end enjoy the Bromance with us :smile:)

The Bromantic Affair (9 Episodes)

I got the feeling that a lot of the big time Bromance (and shipping)  fans, feel like there was too little Steve and Danno this season. For me on the other hand, their relationship showed maturity and rather profound moments! And despite Danny just being Danny, we got to know him a lot better. Let’s see what I mean…..

3:03: Lana I Ka Moana – Adrift

During a fishing trip, McGarrett and Danny wind up stranded in the ocean on a leaking dinghy after a killer steals their boat at gunpoint.

Our two friends are spending some bonding time together on the ocean, just to be interrupted by the ever-present criminal elements that haunt Hawaii. 🙂 Needless to say that before long they stare danger and death in the face. Danno’s story of the loss of his childhood friend to the ocean, bring us a little bit closer to understanding his character and I think Steve understood his friend and his feelings about being surrounded by the ocean in Hawaii, that much better as well!

Ugly Corpses:  Both husband and wife ending up dead. Neither of them were particularly ugly corpses, but the sadness of the situation really hit me, especially when the innocent sister became a murderer at the end by taking revenge ….. really really sad!

Awful surprises: Playing good Samaritan can sometimes backfire on you! And there are sharks in the ocean….. 😀

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3:05: Mohai – Offering

A gruesome murder on Halloween night appears to be related to a Satanic ritual, and Five-0 must find the killer before he claims a second victim.

It might be a little bit difficult to explain why I regard this episode as a Bromance episode. It was so much about Danny’s frustrations of being a cop and a father and it will forever be the tug of war inside himself. He has a calling to serve as a policeman and with it the need and believe that it protects his daughter, but that same job also keeps him away from her. For him that is so big that Steve’s small problem of not getting laid on Halloween or Guy Fawkes day, does not really matter or bother him at all!! 😛

We once again saw that time in solving the cases are of the essence. They saved one person´s life by doing their job. In Episode 3:03 they could have saved the sister from becoming a murderer. All the pressure to work as quickly as possible, make things bad for them in a family life. There will always be disappointments. Danny most probably lost his wife and a normal family life because of it and it can make Steve reluctant to ever want to have a family…….

Ugly Corpse: I young woman with her body parts ripped out from her body while she was still alive, is definitely not a pretty sight….especially if you find her remains in a dark alley in a dumpster!

Awful surprise: That little old helpless looking grandmas can be evil! 

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3:06: I Ka Wa Mamua – In a time past

While Five-0 discovers a terrorist cell on the island, Danny has a flashback to one of the most eventful days of his life while working as a Newark police officer in 2001.

I have not watched this episode without crying yet ….. although I know the story, it just catches me every time! It is interesting that one day can be so full of events that it can simultaneously be one of the best and one of the worst days in your life …… I have had a day like that in my life and I think I understand a little bit of how Danny felt since that day in his life!

Danny finding out Rachael is pregnant, making a big drug bust, getting beaten, losing his partner in a terrible manner and in the end being saved by one of the most horrible man-made events in the history of the world! To hear that story made me understand Danny so much better – as he said, he feels like he is a person living on borrowed time. The event that created so much pain in many lives, actually gave him a second chance and I think he feels a bit guilty about it as well. But since then he also felt this terrible need to protect his daughter at all costs, because she was born in a world that robbed us from a lot of freedom that we took for granted up until that moment….

Once again our two friends stared death in the face together and the light banter and that soulful hug at the end, just made us love them even more ….. and once again I am crying while I type this!!

Ugly Corpses:

  • This blown apart body, might be one of the ugliest corpses we have seen …. but  to me one of the those I have no sympathy for. A person building a bomb to kill the innocent, in my book deserves it – he just died too quickly!
  • As with the corpse of the drug dealer “Terence Howard”, it makes a “pretty” sight…… people dealing in drugs might not look as  bad  as  bomb planting terrorist, but the far-reaching effect of their “trade” destroys millions of lives.

Awful surprise: Danny thinking that he saved the day by shooting the last terrorist that they chased, just to find out he has trapped himself in the deadly zone of a proximity detonator!

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3:09: Ha’awe Make Loa – Death Wish

McGarrett discovers that a botched bank robbery actually wasn’t about the money, while Danny protects a Victoria’s Secret supermodel who has been threatened by a stalker.

You might ask the question of why this should be a “Bromance” episode. For me the reason also lies in the case. Two men who are about to die from cancer and who both have done some stupid and awful things in their lives, want to “help” each other (forming their own Bromance of death). But they just show us once again, how even at the end they were not capable of making good choices. Maybe because the point of origin for their actions, being selfishness.

In comparison to that, our two friends Steve and Danno, use their friendship for the greater good. They may not always be perfect in the decisions they make, but for them it is always about trying to do the right thing and to protect the innocent.

Ugly Corpse: We actually do not really see a body until close to the end, when Danny shoots the model´s stalker. (A stalker who seriously wounded another celebrity, were sentenced to a facility where she was supposed to get help. Escaped from that facility and followed her new prey from the mainland – now storming towards her with an ugly big knife. )

Awful surprise: Two wrongs do not make a right ……. to try and solve problems with crime, will most probably backfire on you and hurt people!

3:10: Huaka’i Kula – Field Trip

McGarrett and a young girl are held hostage by a diamond thief during a campout, and Kono’s boyfriend, Adam, welcomes his brother back from prison and gives him an offer to become a legitimate businessman.

Just to show us how much more time these two friends are spending together while off duty, we find them once again in a situation that was supposed to be fun, but things rapidly go bad and they all land in grave danger. Every thought of Steve to try to do some heroic SEAL stuff, gets blown away the minute the criminal shoots and wounds Danny.

For me some of the best Bromance episodes are actually those where our two friends spend most of the time apart. You kind of see the level of how much they mean to each other when they have to “fight” their way back to each other. (Does that make any sense at all? 😀 ) These two men come from such different backgrounds – Danny a true city boy who got kicked out of Scouts and are afraid of spiders. Steve the nature lover that most probably knows every skill in the survival handbook and who think danger is a thrill to be remembered

Ugly Corpse: Tom Arnold could never make a pretty corpse 😀 (BTW, I thought he did an exceptional job with this role – as did the rest of the supporting cast)

Awful surprise: When you think you are dealing with one bad person and to your surprise an even more dangerous criminal who turns out to be the brain behind it all, appears and poses an even bigger threat!

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3:12: Kapu – Forbidden

A college professor is murdered, but who is the killer: his boss, his teaching assistant, or one of his students? Meanwhile, Kono is assigned to protect an annoying witness released from federal prison.

Our two men “parenting” a young adult was kind of hilarious. Of course for Danny this was more serious than for Steve. Danny kind of grew up in the ‘real’ world and admitted that he also needed some ‘serious’ guidance from his own dad, to get back on track. Steve on the other hand grew up with the discipline of the military and with all the discipline he most probably stayed the course easier and never needed to be told how serious the world can be.

In the end the episode left me wanting more, more of what our two friends have to offer as “tutors” or parents.

Ugly Corpse: A body ‘burned’ in a tub of acid looks awful. All goeey and slymie – yikes!

Awful surprise: Good people (who try to make the world a better place) get killed…. by bad people (out of greed)

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3:14: Hana I Wa ‘Ia – Scandal

The governor asks Five-0 to handle a delicate investigation involving a dead prostitute, but is he really trying to cover up the case for an important political ally

How much can we read into these words from Steve in the courtroom………?

Steve: ” Detective Williams does not just work for me, he´s my friend, he´s my close friend. I’ve seen him with his daughter. He’s actually the kind of father we all wish we had.”

Was Steve actually showing us a small glimpse of how he really feels about his own father just shipping him and Mary off when they were kids? Not fighting to be with them, like Danny is doing with Gracie – trying to keep her close at all costs. Contrary to what Rachael might feel, Danny believes that in order to protect Gracie, she needs to be close to him. John McGarrett thought in order to protect his children, he would send them away as far as possible! Who do you think is the better father?!

Ugly Corpse: A dead prostitute in a politician’s bed is definitely not a pretty sight for any campagne!

Awful surprise: Wo Fat is always lurking in the shadows and can pop up as the bad guy and brain behind any case!

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3:17: Pa’ani – The Game

McGarrett´s and Danny’s plan to go to the NFL Pro Bowl is interrupted when a computer executive is murdered during a team-building exercise at a corporate retreat.

Is this an episode of ‘bro’s before ho’s girlfriends? 😆 In the case of Steve and Danny, it feels more like loyalty to each other for me. First of all sticking with your friend and the plans you made (although I also think Steve thought Danny’s seats might be better than Cath’s 😀 ) Danny giving up his “wonderful” seats to support his injured friend, is just who he is (and in return, Steve would have done the same for him).

Just as a sidenote:

By looking at Steve’s clothing and hair in the footage of Episode 3:17, it looks like the video for the RU OK? day campagne of 12 September 2013, was shot on set, while they were filming during the last two weeks of January 2013

With the tools that today’s social media give us, we can actually mean something to people thousands of miles away from  us, even those we have never met, on the other side of the world. My personal experience for the past year and a half has been that my online friends made many a ‘NOT SO OK day’, a whole lot better – Thank you!

Ugly Corpse: A worker betrayed and killed by his employer – our place of work should be a safe haven and not a threat!

Awful surprise: Girls can like sports and sometimes even get and appreciate great tickets just like men! 😀

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3:22: Ho’opio- To take captive

Five-0 discovers the body of a missing 17-year-old girl who was kidnapped 10 years earlier, and soon learn that the captors may already have a new victim. Meanwhile, Kono suspects that her boyfriend may be keeping secrets from her

For me the Bromance took on a type of raw maturity and trust during this episode. Both men knew what the other one needed to do and they trusted each other to do so! Steve’s words of “Give me your badge” and his body language just told the story – My friend needs this, we as a team need answers and we will trust each other to get it any way we can!

The subject of police brutality is open for a lot of debate, but at some point there must be a line between a sure suspects rights and an innocent child’s life! And I think they drew that line right there…….

Ugly Corpse: Seeing a young person dead, no matter how beautiful they were, is always ugly. Knowing what her life and fate has been like makes it even worse!

Awful surprise: Out of greed people can do anything! It is hard to think that, that type of greed exist in our world!

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I love the relationship between McGarrett and Danno, and I love what we’ve both done with the characters.

— Alex O’Loughlin, Collider, 19 September 2010

 

Things I would have liked to see explored:

  • I know the schedules of the actresses involved, might mess up story lines (Claire and Autumn being unavailable), but it would have been real fun to see the two friends go on a double date. 😀
  • Danny’s reaction if Steve would ever intrude on his “romantic” endeavours.
  • Maybe more of Danny’s family can come for a visit. There are so much potential to see how Steve fit in with the Williams family.
  • I vote for at least one episode each season, featuring a visit from Tony Archer. 😀

In conclusion:

To me it seems like fans and their experience of Danny is greatly connected with their feelings about Scott. Those of them who love and adore him, want Danno to shag Steve all the time. And those that do not like him find fault with almost everything Danny does. 😀 Then there are those of us, whether we like Scott or not, who just look at the character of Danny Williams that he and the writers created. We look at what he means to Steve as a friend and colleague and how he fits into the picture of Hawaii Five-0 as a team.

Most of the time we look at what Steve has lost in life, but forget that who Danny is, also stems from the losses he has suffered. Losing a close friend at a young age to such a tragedy as  drowning right in front of you, can leave a lot of unresolved issues. Losing a police partner in such a horrible way and on such a memorable day, as with Grace, definitely influenced Danny and his outlook on life. Most probably made him a bit neurotic and a pain in the ass to be with – hence Rachael, the love of his life, leaving him. With her leaving him, she robbed him of a “normal” family life with his beloved daughter. Then taking Gracie away to another world and him following them, all the way to Hawaii, took his larger family and their support away from him. Add to that losing his brother and his other police partner to greed and corruption! And worst of all, even the Boy Scouts threw him out. 😀 No wonder he sometimes gets across as pessimistic, whining and a pain in the ass……

But then we also have Danny, the honorable straight shooter. The guy who wears his heart on his sleeve, with character traits that immediately drew Steve to him when they first met. A man who is a partner and a friend he can trust. Trust in the time when they met, was certainly a great need for Steve and he saw that quality in Danny and Danny has never failed him on that since then!!

I, for one, can’t wait to see where the new season will lead our two friends! Of course my main concern is with Steve (because Alex plays him 😛 ), but his character would seem a bit hollow without his Danno …… Book’em Danno! 🙂

(Alex said this about JLo, but I think he kind of see it as relevant for relationships (real and fictional) in general. Maybe we as fans can learn something from it. In other words, getting along with and loving another person does not equal romance and sex)

A lot of people think chemistry is strictly sexual and it’s not the case. I have chemistry with my mates, you know? It’s about two people who have a common interest in one another, who get each other, who understand each other’s rhythms, who can riff each other, who can make each other laugh — all that sort of stuff. And so we had that right away; we were laughing and the talk was easy.

– Alex O’Loughlin, Film Journal International, 16 Match 2010

………to be continued, find Part 3 here

and Part 1 here

and Part 4 here

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Is it bad of me to have naughty thoughts about this angelic face?

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And with this, happy Andy dreaming 🙂

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Need some vitamin C – prescribing some orange Steve

Our guy takes his fight routines seriously, and yet he claimed it is Justin (his stunt double) that makes him look good. Well Alex, modesty suits you very nicely 😀
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Oh, they are also using hypnotism on the set. Alex in a deep, deep trance…

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and then he wakes up all confused…in a prison yard!201-bts-yard3

Look at Justin, in the back, he´s the guy that makes Alex look so good 😀

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