Tinkering with their food

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Had they met under different circumstances, the two 20-year-olds could have easily been friends. Sara Mutschlechner loved Quentin Tarantino films and Japanese anime. She played the drums, earned a black belt in karate and cried at Disney movies. She wrote scripts, made funny videos of her cat and dreamed of directing movies. Eric Johnson was artistic, too. He was passionate about photography, painting and music that he pursued even after enlisting in the Marines. He sewed his own clothes and dreamed of becoming a fashion designer. He was also into Japanese video games.

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