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I write fiction, about writing/movies/TV/nerdy stuff. A humble writer/cartoonist making his way thru the galaxy. Found myself on Earth. Looking for a way off. Got a ship? DM me. Like what I write? Get a paid sub: peteink.substack.com/subscribe