To most of us, cleaning is a chore. Something we do just because we have to. So we try to optimize the process as much as possible. Get it done in the fastest way possible, with the least amount of energy required.

However, some people probably haven't picked up a vacuum cleaner or a dust wand in their entire life.

There's a private Facebook group with a pretty self-explanatory title, called 'Things designed by people who don't have to clean them', and it has about 40,000 members, all sharing pictures of objects that absolutely terrify Monica Geller and Adrian Monk. From an amethyst sink to a dollhouse PC case, continue scrolling and check them out for yourself.

#1

Dollhouse Fishtank

Dollhouse Fishtank

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

"i cant believe your mum is a fish" 🤣🤣🤣😭

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The founder of the group, Will Feetham, created it out of his passion for the design world. "We spend most of our time in spaces designed by other humans, and sometimes subtle careless decisions during [the design process and construction processes] cause a huge amount of hassle for the people that use the space," Feetham told Bored Panda.

Currently, the group is private and you have to answer a few political questions to get in. Feetham has had pushback from the applicants about this as the group seems anything but political, however, he believes that the design and maintenance of our spaces are deeply political. "The entire point of 'Things designed by people who don't have to clean them' is that those who design and those who maintain are not the same," he said. "Because we spend most of our time in spaces [designed by others], this disconnect has a huge impact, especially on those who traditionally don't have power in society."

#2

Amethyst Sink

Amethyst Sink

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troufaki13
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4 months ago

Amethyst this size must be pretty expensive. I wouldn't waste it like that. Maybe as an ornament it would be perfect :)

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"Looking at bad design helps highlight the importance of good design, and thinking about who will clean what we design makes us focus on the importance of inclusion in the design process. As a tag group, we can inject a bit of thought about these issues into a lot of different conversations which makes me so happy."

If we were to get specific, Feetham got the idea for the group from a picture of a topographical relief sink modeled after a lake, which he has been told is in the California state library. "It's beautiful, and the concept is both insightful and educational. In the execution, though, the designer didn't consider the people who would have to clean the installation. Clearly, a lot of thought went into the concept, but that thoughtfulness doesn't seem to have extended to maintenance. 'Things designed by people who don’t have to clean them' just popped into my head."

#3

All Hail The Glow Cloud

All Hail The Glow Cloud

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Jacob Allen
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4 months ago

It looks really cool but imagine the number of bugs nesting in there *shudder*

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As you could guess, Feetham himself doesn't like cleaning. "As a cisgender man in our patriarchal culture, I have been allowed to do less than my share of household chores at many points in my life," he said. "Equality is deeply important to me, and I have come to understand the many ways, large and small, that the caring and cleaning work that forms the foundation of our daily existence is minimized."

According to him, our society tends to devalue the invisible service class, who are often women and people of color. So they are left to pick up the pieces, literally, and tend to the performative aesthetics of our consumer culture.

Feetham describes the content of the group as design-focused critical analysis. Some of the things that get submitted a lot are carpets in places it shouldn't be, crafts that involve gluing shells and rocks, and impossible to clean windows. "The start of the group was more focused on public infrastructure, but we also have a lot of content about consumer goods and home decor that create a maintenance nightmare."

#4

Thanks I Hate It

Thanks I Hate It

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Andy Acceber
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4 months ago

I actually love this. Super cool. I would just dust it with compressed air.

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#5

This Pot

This Pot

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OpalTheRainwing
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4 months ago

Noice

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#6

Radiator With A Bread Warmer

Radiator With A Bread Warmer

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Maiun
Community Member
4 months ago

I like this, with a vacuum it wouldn't be hard to clean

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#7

*shudder*

*shudder*

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Maiun
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4 months ago

That is just wrong, especially in these times of Covid-19

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#8

These Wine Bottles/ Decanters/ Glasses Look Really Cool, But Cleaning Them? Hell No! I'd Probably Used Them Once And Then Threw Them Into A Fireplace Or Something

These Wine Bottles/ Decanters/ Glasses Look Really Cool, But Cleaning Them? Hell No! I'd Probably Used Them Once And Then Threw Them Into A Fireplace Or Something

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Caroline
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4 months ago

Or use them as a decoration ^^

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#9

Cutlery Set

Cutlery Set

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Purple light
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4 months ago

Gorgeous, but for display purposes only in rich peoples houses.

Museo
Community Member
4 months ago

I would buy cheap Wish replicas for every day use!

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wodzini
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4 months ago

what the fork ?

Stacy Beare
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4 months ago

That's what I thought!

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Jon S.
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

I assume its just for show. It'd be tricky even to hold

Felix Feline
Community Member
4 months ago

Cutlery set designed by Salvador Dali. Last time it sold was for 50k British pounds.

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
4 months ago

Gorgeous. Works of art.

chi-wei shen
Community Member
4 months ago

It looks very uncomfortable.

New Prometheus
Community Member
4 months ago

It's piece of art and not for use. Salvador Dali designed these.

Giselle Soler Turner
Community Member
4 months ago

I mean sh*t do you have the queen over!?

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
4 months ago

Not for eating though (:

jevais
Community Member
4 months ago

All sliver ware can be easily washed in soapy water and rinsed. Having a collection of ancient intricate sliver it's easy to wash and dry. Of course they can't be put in a dishwasher.

Memere
Community Member
4 months ago

This was designed by Salvador Dali, and sold at a Sotheby's auction for 44,000 GBP . Couldn't find a date, but here's the link. https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/dining-in-london/salvador-dali-cutlery-set-comprised-of-six-pieces

partypoison
Community Member
4 months ago

It looks like fae cutlery.

Zophra
Community Member
4 months ago

This is like art.

Gavin Magnus
Community Member
4 months ago

#WeEatWithThat #NeedMoreOfThat

Kendra Miller
Community Member
4 months ago

Apparently gold it the tastiest flatware... according to an interview with a flatware design expert/tester.

RGNix
Community Member
4 months ago

WOW

Orionpax75
Community Member
4 months ago

I wanna be where the people are lol

Vicky Zar
Community Member
4 months ago

It is beautiful. But it looks like you could cut yourself with the spoons.

Anna2010
Community Member
4 months ago

bruh there's no fork

William Turley
Community Member
2 months ago

Cutlery for what? Performing an autopsy?

Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
4 months ago

That can't even be nice to use, never mind clean-

ainsley
Community Member
4 months ago

i like these

Caroline Melzer
Community Member
4 months ago

Not for the dishwasher.

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
4 months ago

Avoid beautiful and ornate. Go for plebian, best for life in Gulag.

23AClark
Community Member
4 months ago

Decorative pieces. In my opinion of course.

Sara Samul
Community Member
4 months ago

These would be beautiful for a fancy 'Pirates of the Caribbean' dinner party or an over the top mermaid-ish themed gala!

JD Lee
Community Member
4 months ago

I 100% guarantee they were sold as a “decorative” set. It’s a thing.

Susan Thomas
Community Member
4 months ago

Hand washing, like I do with all fancy stuff.

Daniele Ribolla
Community Member
4 months ago

they are certainly not comfortable to use as cutlery!

Cathy
Community Member
4 months ago

2 knives, 2 spoons, where's the fork?

RaroaRaroa
Community Member
4 months ago

Depends what it's made of. It may not be hard to clean at all.

Allan Hedges
Community Member
4 months ago

I would hate that in my mouth.

Heather Menard
Community Member
4 months ago

They didn't care they had slaves to do all their cleaning

Fester Sixonesixonethree
Community Member
4 months ago

I'm pretty sure I've seen similar in Musee d'Orsay in Paris...

<-Teal-Røse->
Community Member
4 months ago

If you have had any purple food item......throw the spoons out, you can’t find the stain...

Leslie Jabine
Community Member
4 months ago

I just love that enamel aftertaste

Janet Cox
Community Member
4 months ago

Display purposes? They look like the work of the apprentice!!!

The 5-star rated 5-star rating system
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4 months ago

Nope. This is too much.

Patty Leaton
Community Member
4 months ago

just for collection

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
4 months ago

No one could eat with the spoons without an injury to their lips or mouth

Downunderdude
Community Member
4 months ago

Nah. Sling 'em in the dishwasher. They'll be right.

Paizleypie
Community Member
4 months ago

These wouldn't even be comfortable to eat with.

Lana Raven
Community Member
4 months ago

Some things are just not ment to be used

Veronica Vatter
Community Member
4 months ago

Toothbrush, duh

Daphne Y
Community Member
4 months ago

What, no fork? The servants will think we're barbarians!

Naomi Cline
Community Member
4 months ago

And the “real stuff” is always a bitch to clean. No dishwasher, just a lot of elbow grease and polishing

Sophie Foster
Community Member
4 months ago

I would love to have this

Id row
Community Member
4 months ago

For rich hipsters with more money than sense.

Kateřina Lužná
Community Member
4 months ago

This is so so so so so frickin beatiful.

MARVEl,Animals,& HP
Community Member
4 months ago

Im not so sure about the spoons,but other than that it's pretty

Eva Schmutz
Community Member
4 months ago

wow beautiful

Gyro Pilot
Community Member
4 months ago

Jeeves, polish the silver as we're having dinner tonight for 20.

Samantha Comerford
Community Member
4 months ago

I like it.

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#10

Dollhouse PC

Dollhouse PC

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wandile dludlu
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4 months ago

This is just cool... and all PCs are like this inside.

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#11

Broken Ankle Bathtubs, Fantastic

Broken Ankle Bathtubs, Fantastic

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
4 months ago

I have to think about all the little critters that could hide somewhere between the stones.

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#12

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
4 months ago

Another addition to the skull bathroom.

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#13

Y I K E S

Y I K E S

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Maiun
Community Member
4 months ago

Yuck

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#14

They’re Gorgeous And I Want One, But They Must Be Such Dust Catcher

They’re Gorgeous And I Want One, But They Must Be Such Dust Catcher

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Lauren Caswell
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4 months ago

A little vacuum cleaner or attachment will see you right :)

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#15

Cute But...

Cute But...

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mph seti
Community Member
4 months ago

Shot glasses would be fine. I mean, the hard liquor 'cleans' them anyway. Just remember to store upside-down.

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#16

Those Poor Books!

Those Poor Books!

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Andrea Cruzado Silva
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4 months ago

I hope this person doesn't have any dust allergies

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#17

I Love The Idea Of A Volcano Egg Cup As Much As The Next One, But You Will *never* Get All The Gross Crusty Egg Yolk Out Of All Those Crevices

I Love The Idea Of A Volcano Egg Cup As Much As The Next One, But You Will *never* Get All The Gross Crusty Egg Yolk Out Of All Those Crevices

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Vorknkx
Community Member
4 months ago

And these uncleaned bits of yolk could become a prime breeding ground for many kinds of bacteria...

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#18

The Opposite Of Mini

The Opposite Of Mini

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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4 months ago

That is awesome!

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#19

This Would Be A Pain In The Butt To Clean, But 11/10 Would Buy Anyway

This Would Be A Pain In The Butt To Clean, But 11/10 Would Buy Anyway

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Jayne Kyra
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4 months ago

I want this and the skull toilet.

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#20

And It's Not Even Cute

And It's Not Even Cute

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Heather Gichero
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4 months ago

This would drive me crazy....

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#21

1970s Was Such A Cursed Period For Interior Decorating

1970s Was Such A Cursed Period For Interior Decorating

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mph seti
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4 months ago

That bottom one looks so flammable.

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#22

That Is The Car Of Someone Who Has Given Up, That Thing Does Not Get Cleaned

That Is The Car Of Someone Who Has Given Up, That Thing Does Not Get Cleaned

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Linus Nilsson
Community Member
4 months ago

All these are actually alive, and the owner robbed a grave

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#23

Stunning Fireplace

Stunning Fireplace

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Jon S.
Community Member
4 months ago

This is the kind of thing you get professionally cleaned every few decades (other than with a light feather duster)

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#24

All Those Tiny Eyes

All Those Tiny Eyes

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
4 months ago

Imagine eating cereal before bed and waking up at night and that thing is next to your head on the side table

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#25

Stair Handle

Stair Handle

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Maiun
Community Member
4 months ago

That's why rich people have staff

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#26

I Would Have A Very Bad Time Checking If My Nails Are Clean Or Not

I Would Have A Very Bad Time Checking If My Nails Are Clean Or Not

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
4 months ago

For those who don't want to clean their nails.

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#27

Erm...

Erm...

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Jon S.
Community Member
4 months ago

That looks easy enough to clean. At least all the surfaces are smooth

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#28

A Gift For The Coffee Lover You Also Hate

A Gift For The Coffee Lover You Also Hate

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Shelp
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like some disgusting skin disease

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#29

Mud, Poop Dog, Dirt, Sand...

Mud, Poop Dog, Dirt, Sand...

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Candace Fitzpatrick
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4 months ago

Poop dog! 😂 Sometimes I love it when people don’t proof read what they write.

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#30

Those Crevices In The… Whatever That Is

Those Crevices In The… Whatever That Is

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
4 months ago

That's the Endoplasink Reticulum.

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#31

It’s All Beaded

It’s All Beaded

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Purple light
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like an art installation

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#32

Oh My

Oh My

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
4 months ago

Ah yes, the succulent nail art. Made only for photos and not actual wear. SimplyNailogical did a video recreating this trend a while back.

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#33

Cursed

Cursed

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ume reid
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4 months ago

oh god.....

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#34

My New 1.5l Snorlax Mug That I Got From Zing. Didn’t Realise It’s Mouth Was A Big Hole

My New 1.5l Snorlax Mug That I Got From Zing. Didn’t Realise It’s Mouth Was A Big Hole

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Aldhissla VargTimmen
Community Member
4 months ago

Isn't it to store a cookie?

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#35

This Is What Happened In Jumanji

This Is What Happened In Jumanji

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Kesyra
Community Member
4 months ago

I... this is so bad but a big part of me loves it!

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#36

Fluffy Guitar

Fluffy Guitar

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Maiun
Community Member
4 months ago

The fur would get filthy from the hands playing it and it would look really foul after a couple of gigs, not to mention all the sweat dripping down onto it.

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#37

I Hope They Took The Keys Out

I Hope They Took The Keys Out

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troufaki13
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4 months ago

All I see is an accident waiting to happen

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#38

I Got One Of These For My Daughter. The Hot Liquid Needs To Go Through The Hole Into The Space Between The Outer And Inner Walls Of The Mug. I Have Tiny Bendy Brushes And It’s Still A Nightmare

I Got One Of These For My Daughter. The Hot Liquid Needs To Go Through The Hole Into The Space Between The Outer And Inner Walls Of The Mug. I Have Tiny Bendy Brushes And It’s Still A Nightmare

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Jacob Allen
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4 months ago

Why on earth would you put a hole there?

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#39

Found In My Local Marketplace

Found In My Local Marketplace

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K.
Community Member
4 months ago

From baba yaga’s collection

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