"As much as we hate to admit it, we're all very vulnerable. The SUN Project is a four-person art collaboration that focuses on the destructive and painful emotions caused by the modern society we often hide. Fronted by Mimi N, the group produces illustrations almost daily and have already built a 164,000-strong following. From loneliness to depression and social media addiction, the SUN Project perfectly captures the feelings you've probably felt on quite a few rainy Sunday evenings in their dark pictures.

"I've been drawing since 2007, and I started by making comics and drawing various creepy pictures as part of my epilepsy therapy," Mimi N told Bored Panda. Inspired by daydreaming and the internet, Mimi N said that the SUN Project isn't only about the dark emotions and social issues that we endure. It's also a homage to wonderful sceneries and fashion. "I just draw what I love, [the] boundary between life and death, beauty and ugliness, smiles and sadness. I love exploring [different] art styles and fashion trends."

"People usually know me from the SUN Project, and I am grateful for all the kind comments," the artist added. "I'm glad people can relate to it, but these social problems illustrations are only a small part of me. I also love drawing anime, fanart, my own comics and much more. I wish my art can make the world a better place."

Scroll down to check out their incredible images, depicting problems with society, and who knows, maybe they will help you to come to terms with your own emotions. At least for a little while.

#1

Every Little Thing You Say

Every little thing you say

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K. LNU
Community Member
1 year ago

Emotional/Verbal abuse. One "tack" may not hurt/kill you, but a thousand or more just might.

Ellis
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

And it happens slowly, one by one, so you don't notice it until you're in too deep

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Trixster Million
Community Member
1 year ago

Sticks and stones may break my bones...

Cheesecake Queen
Community Member
1 year ago

....but words will eventually kill me.

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Fiendhunter
Community Member
1 year ago

Could this also refer to social networks? You know, when someone (specially a celibrity/public figure since they're on the spotlight) gets attacked by something they poted 8 years ago that doesn't reflect them anymore but did sound offensive or inappropiate.

Martin Forbes
Community Member
1 year ago

Almost death by a thousand cuts.

SnowyLynx
Community Member
1 year ago

Damn

Elena Ostrom
Community Member
2 months ago

It’s painful to see how much I can relate I feel the emotions with in the art

Filipe
Community Member
6 months ago

Hi, i am doing a presentation for my portuguese class. One of the topics is to give informations about the author. Are you the author?

Kodiakspies
Community Member
1 year ago

Toxic relationships sometimes

Florans Khwaja
Community Member
1 year ago

My parents

Gloria Simpson
Community Member
1 year ago

ooooh! ouch!

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
1 year ago

Make a post on FB..............

Sally Gillies
Community Member
1 year ago

How sad and how unnecessary. It's usually people who think little of themselves that take out their feelings of inadequacy on others. Sick.

kathryn stretton
Community Member
1 year ago

Death of a thousand cuts.

Deidre Leggett
Community Member
1 year ago

Micro aggressions

Jay Raman
Community Member
1 year ago

Every little thing you say behind their back

Katrina Highberg
Community Member
1 year ago

How I would feel after working a shift at my last nursing job. Lateral violence led to me quitting nursing after 25 years.

Amazon QT
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s so sad. Was it something that you felt passionate about at one time?

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Dom Hunt
Community Member
1 year ago

ohhhhh - shit

Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

everytime you said Something who's not agreed by those who talk the loudest

Erwin Sanz
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1 year ago

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#2

Group Assignment

Group assignment

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
1 year ago

Me in my last group assignment

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#3

Behind Your Back

Behind your back

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The Cappy
Community Member
1 year ago

This has nothing to do with "modern society." This is just the human condition, now on cell phones.

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#4

Four Of Us

Four of us

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
1 year ago

A lot of Bored Pandas would be the girl on the right...

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#5

Disappointment

Disappointment

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A Dyke From The Dreamworld
Community Member
1 year ago

Yelling at your child for bad grades isn't the answer. Understanding that your child isn't Einstein and helping them with things they find difficult, is.

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#6

Help

Help

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K. LNU
Community Member
1 year ago

Didn't notice the broken noose in the background, at first.

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#7

The Real Me

The real me

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rola
Community Member
1 year ago

The artist is Japanese so it's not about social media, it's about idols. Idols in Japan are a very specific type of entertainer and they all have to portray a certain ideology to fit in/be liked. The "real" girl here is just playing the idol game and trying to beat it, hence the game controller.

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#8

Adulthood

Adulthood

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Oh yeah tapas please!
Community Member
1 year ago

It is not like that for everyone. I am much happier as an adult!

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#9

I Can't

I can't

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IWishIWasBob
Community Member
1 year ago

This was often me, people would go and the rare times they’d ask me to hang out I couldn’t because I had gotten a B on an assignment and mother wanted an A...

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#10

Argument

Argument

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
1 year ago

This is the cute version of Lord of the Flies...

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#11

I Am Home

I am home

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IWishIWasBob
Community Member
1 year ago

This one actually made me cry...

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#12

Introvert

Introvert

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MeggersTheFox
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm almost sure I'm missing the meaning, but this one seems to be pretty nice and relatively happy. Personally a room full of books and animals sounds like a good alternative to the real world.

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#13

A

A

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
1 year ago

I had the chance to grow up with a mother that helped us learning our lessons and make sure we could have remedial teaching when lost, while she never pressured us for good grades. Just made sure we did our best.

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#14

Congratulations

Congratulations

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Tiari
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

This does, for me, not quite fit in this series... Everything else seems to criticize society, abuse, rules or bad character traits. This is just life, and does neither.

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#15

Recovery

Recovery

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Lina Maverick
Community Member
1 year ago

I love this one. Been there and learned - if alive, don't even think about giving up.

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#16

Out Of The Box

Out of the box

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Grace Barclay
Community Member
1 year ago

Brilliant. I love this one.....thinking differently

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#17

Bullied

Bullied

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TheFoxGuy
Community Member
1 year ago

:(

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#18

Illusion

Illusion

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Grace Barclay
Community Member
1 year ago

The picture of love, money , good food, plenty to eat and drink and a wonderful house is not what life is for 90% of the people of the world.

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#19

Just Kidding

Just kidding

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Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

I hate so called "pranks"

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#20

Attitude

Attitude

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
1 year ago

Back breaking work

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#21

I Understand

I understand

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PyroarRanger
Community Member
1 year ago

oh my god i can relate...

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#22

Attention

Attention

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The Girl on Fire
Community Member
1 year ago

When the right people get sad, everyone cares. When the "wrong" people do, no one does.

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#23

Please, Love Me

Please, love me

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Adrienne Thiery
Community Member
1 year ago

This is why I don't have Instagram or use Twitter...Facebook only to keep in touch with friends and family living far away. Best decision I made after I realized how much time I was spending on SM.

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#24

Dead Inside

Dead inside

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Grace Barclay
Community Member
1 year ago

Physical, psychological, financial abuse takes its toll. Self harm too...

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#25

Strong

Strong

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Adrienne Thiery
Community Member
1 year ago

I think this is someone protecting their inner child.

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#26

Ego

Ego

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Nik Sham
Community Member
1 year ago

1000 of flower wasted just for a picture, trying so hard to look good on fb,insta...

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#27

Toxic

Toxic

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Sushi Smack
Community Member
1 year ago

you think someone is beautiful at first, but their really a horrible person

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#28

One Sided

One sided

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Darko Dameski
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't get it. What is one sided??

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#29

Forced

Forced

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K. LNU
Community Member
1 year ago

Forced marriages, child brides, unfortunately still goes on all over the world.

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#30

Mourn

Mourn

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Quietly
Community Member
1 year ago

I once read something that made me pause and broke through the suicidal thoughts in my head. It simply said "Suicide doesn't end the pain. It just passes it on" ex) the family and friends you leave behind.

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#31

Social Anxiety

Social anxiety

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Naomi Armitage
Community Member
1 year ago

This is me. Please don't look at me or try to talk to me. I'm fine. Really.

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#32

Cyber Judgement

Cyber judgement

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A Dyke From The Dreamworld
Community Member
1 year ago

I hate it when people say cyberbullying isn't real. Just because it's behind a screen doesn't make it any less significant. If someone sent you a picture of your dog being brutally murdered, would you shrug it off because it's on your phone?

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#33

Unwanted

Unwanted

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
1 year ago

This is horrible and it is more horrible to find out that this crime is still very strong in Vietnam and China

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#34

Mistake

Mistake

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Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

That's how I feel when I mess up

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#35

The Child's Future

The child's future

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Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

too many possibilities to fail

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#36

Game

Game

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Bobbi Newell
Community Member
1 year ago

I will be downvoted for this. The illustration would make more sense if it showed an animal that's hunted for "sport" only (trophies), and not for food. The populations of wild animals such as deer and elk are tracked very carefully, and limits are set accordingly each year. Responsible hunters abide by these limits, respect the habitat, and use the meat to help feed themselves and their families. Hunters who are after trophies only are irresponsible pieces of shit who have no respect for nature, and are the ones we should be targeting.

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#37

A Good Child

A good child

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Beth Simpson
Community Member
1 year ago

This is exactly how it is! I was/am a good child and it so hard to break out of that.

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#38

Justice

Justice

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Bobbi Newell
Community Member
1 year ago

Perfect illustration of what's happening in the US!

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#39

I Am Okay

I am okay

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
1 year ago

The biggest and most common lie.

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#40

Distrust

Distrust

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K. LNU
Community Member
1 year ago

Been there. Done that... many times.

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#41

Alcohol

Alcohol

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Apollo
Community Member
1 year ago

100% true. Alcohol is a drug.

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#42

Comfort Me

Comfort me

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Person2638
Community Member
1 year ago

Even if the comfort is temporary.

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#43

Loneliness

Loneliness

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S Bagci
Community Member
1 year ago

How I felt my entire childhood at school.

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#44

Verbal Abuse

Verbal abuse

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A Dyke From The Dreamworld
Community Member
1 year ago

"Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words leave psychological wounds that never heal."

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#45

Love

Love

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Ashlyn Krell
Community Member
1 year ago

I like how the one on the left had to tear the thorns off the stem before giving the flower to the girl - he sacrificed more it seems, than the one on the right.

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#46

Denial

Denial

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Mousio
Community Member
1 year ago

If mirror doesn't show what you want to see...

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#47

Self Hatred

Self hatred

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Naomi Armitage
Community Member
1 year ago

There are days I dream of this-- I wish I was a separate person so I could beat the crap out of myself.

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#48

Pointless

Pointless

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Birdgirl45
Community Member
1 year ago

Tbh I think this needs a trigger warning..):

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#49

Broken

Broken

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Emma Knappe
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh damn, this hit hard

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#50

Agony

Agony

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Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

When you're bullied

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#51

Addicted

Addicted

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SPRY
Community Member
1 year ago

oh! i thought it was an online bait. the girl as the bait/light

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#52

My True Love

My true love

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Cheryl Ayre
Community Member
1 year ago

People who cheat only see their happiness and how beautiful each other are. They perceive what they are going through to be true love. The spotlight, the colour in their lives...They neglect to consider those they cheat on but selfishly hang on to those anyway hence the hands are dominating and clinging. As they hang on they also would technically have one hand tied behind their backs for their new relationship. A cheater never gives fully even though they can justify what they perceive as true love.

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#53

Make Up

Make up

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
1 year ago

This one is very sad. Some people just take outside beauty as a priority and forgot they have an inside too

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#54

Assumption

Assumption

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Birdgirl45
Community Member
1 year ago

People always want us to be what they want

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#55

Memories

Memories

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nazan fidan
Community Member
1 year ago

there is a black mirror episode about this pic.

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#56

Artblock

Artblock

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Michael awdry
Community Member
1 year ago

This one is wholesome.

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#57

Soulmate

Soulmate

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Hannah Faith
Community Member
1 year ago

yep

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#58

Identity Crisis

Identity crisis

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4music.makes.my.heart.beat._9
Community Member
1 year ago

I actually went through this not too long ago. I felt like I had to do and say things that people would like me for. For example, I would laugh at something I didn’t find funny, or I would examine other people to see what others liked about them and I would sort of act like those people.I was so full of self-doubt and I thought my normal self wasn’t good enough, but what I’ve come to realize is that you don’t want to be liked by the wrong people. If you aren’t yourself, then people are going to like you for the wrong reasons.

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#59

Numb

Numb

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Christie Wilson
Community Member
1 year ago

Yep. Feeling disconnected...

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#60

Get Used To It

Get used to it

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Christie Wilson
Community Member
1 year ago

Yep. Don't inconvenience anyone with your pain!

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#61

Downfall

Downfall

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K. LNU
Community Member
1 year ago

I was thinking "undermining."

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#62

Hierarchy

Hierarchy

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S Bagci
Community Member
1 year ago

I was the one on the pitchfork.

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#63

Household