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Unicorns are native to the Alps, with a historical range stretching from eastern Switzerland to the western Carpathians, and some ancient isolated populations in the Apennines and the Grampians.

Much reduced in their native territory, they are simultaneously an invasive species in northeastern North America, being descended from the escapes of an attempted captive breeding population in Vermont. Facing none of their natural predators, which are primarily dragons, unicorns in North America are unimpeded from going after their natural prey, which is primarily deer.

Fortunately unicorns themselves are few, long to live and slow to breed, so from Vermont they have not yet spread far to the north or south, and have not yet crossed the Hudson River nor the Connecticut River. But what they lack in numbers, they make up

Emphasis can mean almost anything, bold, italics, a slowly articulated phrase, a close-up shot, a pink-haired anime character, etc. Here I will focus on textual emphasis, but these theories may be extended into many other domains, mutatis mutandis.

Each theory of emphasis defines its significance and provides a guide for which parts of a piece of text to emphasise. However, like anything in an arbitrary langauge of symbols, these are


when you lived in a house on Primrose Lane

it happened one night you were drinking chartreuse

and slept a sleep so sound and so deep

you dreamed of a poem 

a beautiful poem that longed to be read

but knowing full well there were spies all around

foreign agents and fellow travelers 

and knowing what lay in the hearts of third men 

a poem you kept was a poem you kept hidden  

pressed like powder in

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April 1: The E2 Dadaism Quest starts today! Please show off your Dadaist chops with lots of fig inverted urinal.

April 1: The 2024 LieQuest has been cancelled.

April 12: Yuri's Night

April 22: Happy Earth Day, fellow earthlings!

April 23: Saint George's Day.

April 24: Happy birthday, Rancid_Pickle!

April 30: Walpurgis Night.

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March 14th: Pi day.

March 10th: Daylight saving time celebrated by many.

March 19th: The first equinox of the year.

March 31st: Happy birthday mad girl's love song!

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February 2: Happy birthday Auspice!

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February 5: Happy birthday wertperch!

February 8: Happy birthday to panamaus

February 15: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

February 15: Terse Quest 2024 begins!

February 23: Happy birthday Samuel Pepys!

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January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 16: National Nothing Day.

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

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January 30: Happy Birthday O-Swirl!

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December 1: Iron Noder ends

December 9: Smallpox eradication day.

December 12: Happy birthday to horacetheclown!

December 18: Hanukkah begins.

December 21: Winter solstice arrives 10:27 PM, EST.

December 23: Happy birthday to Nemosyn!

December 25: Merry Christmas!

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