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And apparently while we are away hilarity ensues at home. First a bat got in and threats were trying to kill it. And then when my husband finally got the bat out a bird flew in. The cats are even more determined to kill it. I'm basically getting a string of hilarious texts that are probably going to end in a gruesome mess that I will have to clean up when I get home...


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Took the kidlet to the park so he could play. He's currently wading in the creek. Funny observation: The little kids get in and they splash and throw pebbles and play pretend. The older boys get in and start rearranging the boulders to build a better dam. Every single one. It's like they're all trying to play mine craft in real life. :D


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Kidlet and neighbor kid having a nerf fight. I'm having a headache. These two things are related.


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I've been getting way too lax with the carbs lately, so I signed up for this new diet cause accountability is supposed to be good and all that jazz. And it sounded so reasonable and perfectly doable. And then I got the materials. I have made a grave mistake. The question is how long it's going to take me to wash out of this program, not if. >.<

I forgot the rule. I should never forget the rule. (The rule is that we don't sign up for any more diet programs. Ever. Never ever.) It always ends in tears. And biochemistry arguments. And then more tears.

But it cost a lot of money, so now I feel like I have to at least try it. Sigh. I can maybe live without the nuts and even maybe the sweet potato (under protest), but the whole thing gets chucked out the window when pumpkins are in season. I wait all damn year for fresh pumpkin. All. Damn. Year. Any diet that wants to restrict me from eating stewed pumpkin with tamari sauce is not for me. :P


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Image Cleric (Divine Gunslinger) 16/ Vigilante (Blitz) 16

Andromeda made faces behind Miss Jones back during this long and overly stiff speech.


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Fei, of the Sun Soul wrote:
narrator wrote:

The guards took one more shot at pulling Ardiente off of Lord del Sol.

1d20+39
But he proved too squirmy to get a proper grip on and continued to assault his former lord with blows to the face and midsection.

Meanwhile, Lady del Sol went limp in Fei's grip as she lost consciousness.

And a very bloody Alev was thrown down from the hay loft landing 1d20 on the floor after hitting the ladder a few times on the way down. He was badly hurt and unconscious.
Ollifer jumped down after him, hurt, but not badly.

Upon seeing one of his new comrades unconscious and sorely injured, the young Champion of Courage tosses Lady del Sol's body away like a rag doll to land at James' feet.

::Please encase her in that goo while she is still unconscious:: he thinks to his now-commander. ::I will try to heal Happy to better our odds....and hopefully draw the guardsmen into attacking me instead of you::

Fei then closes the distance to Alev (at speed) in order to aid his fallen teammate.

Jiminy shoots a goo ball at his unconscious grandmother-in-law. 1d20 + 22 ⇒ (9) + 22 = 31 The goo encases her, ensuring that she won't be able to move at all even if she does wake up.

He shoots again, this time at the guard who tossed Alev down. 1d20 + 22 ⇒ (20) + 22 = 42 Holy carp! That was literally the only way he was going to actually hit Ollifer! Nothing short of a nat 20 would do it and then only because a nat 20 always hits! o.O
Well, okay then. I'm thinking that shortens the rest of the combat considerably....
Ollifer is also encased in the hardened goo, unable to move a muscle.


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Based on what he can see in his peripheral vision, Ardiente should be aware that Raelle was taken out of the circle and that Lady del Sol is unconscious. He would not have seen Alev fall or Ollifer jump down.


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FireclawDrake wrote:
lynora wrote:

Been reading old Phaezeriel posts to give myself better context for Vai's reactions.

on the bright side I found all the old info on what he was supposed to be doing for Chara's condition. on the not so bright side, I've given her condition two different names and now I don't know which one to keep: smogra's syndrome or charzine's syndrome.

I imagine this actually happens in real life quite a bit (two names for the same illness) so you can probably explain it away as both ;)

Smogra sounds like a pokemon though hah.

lol. Yeah, a bit. And I can just imagine the dueling physicians who both claimed to have discovered the sickness, the name of which varies depending on which medical textbook you happen to read. :)

Or Chara just got the name wrong. Cause she's seven. :P
Edit: Or the disease was discovered by one Charzine Smogra and naming conventions are just weird. :)


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Happy birthday captain. :)


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NobodysHome wrote:
lynora wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

So... if your new character's background is so over-the-top dark that your GM says she's a bit uncomfortable with it, do you:

(1) Win
(2) Lose
(3) Both?
Now I'm just dying of curiosity...

Since it's FaWtL, and it's not against the rules (I think), here's the GM-approved version, with a couple of notes about the changes at the end. (Yes. I'm a good player. I worked with my GM to come up with a back story we could both enjoy. So sue me...)

** spoiler omitted **...

Oh. Okay. I've...actually seen worse. But then I'm a big fan of let evil be evil...so it's way more satisfying later on when you get to destroy it. :)

But I can see how that might not be the right tone for every campaign.


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NobodysHome wrote:

So... if your new character's background is so over-the-top dark that your GM says she's a bit uncomfortable with it, do you:

(1) Win
(2) Lose
(3) Both?

Now I'm just dying of curiosity...


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"Ace" wrote:
"He summoned an army of himself within Ginni's mind. Not gonna lie, it was pretty scary, and kinda intense there for a few moments. Glad I didn't need to fight him. I honestly have no idea what's going on, but I get the feeling Vai, and perhaps even Ginni might be able to help him." He turns to go, then stops and ask "Do you want me to get you anything to eat?"

"No, that's alright. As soon as I know for sure that Ginni is okay, I should go check on Dom. I've been neglecting him a bit this week. Well, it's kind of mutual. Conversation hasn't been what you'd call fun. Hey, honey, have they managed to find your sister is whatever dimension they misplaced her in yet? No. Well, my best friend is still unconscious and they haven't caught the murderer yet. And then we both sit around feeling like crap. Very romantic," she said with a what-can-you-do shrug.


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Happy birthday, lady firedove :)


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Freehold DM wrote:
lynora wrote:
Kidlet randomly bursts into song for the gazillionth time today. Am I in some kind of Disney movie and I just don't realize it?
are animals jumping out and singing along?

....they are not singing along. Yet.


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Kidlet randomly bursts into song for the gazillionth time today. Am I in some kind of Disney movie and I just don't realize it?


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Kidlet has made friends with the new neighbor kid. This is good. The extremely noisy nerf battle that's been going on all day not as good.


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"Boy I just love running complicated combats with multiple antagonists who all have different stats." - No GM ever ;)


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I really don't mind there being other speedsters. I don't even have to have Andromeda be the best speedster. My thing was seeing that she was actually quite a bit slower than I'd realized. When the speeds were broken down in Chao Yin's post, I realized that she was actually quite slow for what I'd intended. It was more about the character not being able to do what she was supposed to do. She's supposed to be so fast that your eyes can't even track her when she runs. That's a lot faster than a race car. Basically I made an error in my calculations for speed when I made the character and I was disappointed that she wasn't what I intended. And now I have a template I can apply that gets her there so she can run like , well, yes, like Jessie Quick. :)


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♣♠Magic♦♥ wrote:

Thanks Lyn. I never really thought of myself as being very positive, but you're actually the second person to tell me that lately, so I guess I can't argue with it. ^_^

I've been working on being more emotionally deep with my guys, but I'm just a really Disney person and I sometimes have trouble putting drama in becuase I just want everyone to be happy, and I often forget that doing awful things to your characters is what constitutes happy for some of y'all. :P

"I love old things. They make me feel sad.

What's so good about sad?
It's happy for deep people." :)


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*sniffle*

Went down to the storage area earlier. SO much dust. Now my eyes will not stop watering and my nose is all clogged. This is why I don't go down to the storage area.


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Normally my balcony looks like a nature preserve. But there haven't been any birds or small rodents all day. I haven't even heard any bird sounds outside. Just cicadas. :/


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
lynora wrote:

Conversation with the kidlet tonight:

Kidlet: I really like this [sleeping dragon] painting on your door. Why is the background brown?
Me (half paying attention while playing a game on my phone) Because it's in a cave.
Kidlet: But wouldn't that be grey?
Me: Not all stone is grey. Some stone is brown.
Kidlet: What if it were brick?
Me: Then the dragon would be sleeping in an abandoned subway station.
Kidlet: That's a big pile of treasure it's sleeping on. Is it very valuable? Are there any magic items?
Me: No, not really. The dragon just really likes shiny things. It's not very good at assessing value. Most of that pile is just shiny junk. It's like a great big magpie.
Kidlet: Does it sleep on metal for temperature regulation?
Me: .... One, that's very good and exactly right. Two, good job knowing that I wouldn't paint a picture that didn't have a story behind it. You know me well.

So, if nothing else I've taught the kid that there are no such things as random doodles. :P

I wish I was much better at sewing & crafts.

I especially like the three headed eldritch abomination. And the unicorn dragon. Most of those don't actually look that hard to make. Just very time consuming since so much of it would have to be hand sewn.


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Conversation with the kidlet tonight:

Kidlet: I really like this [sleeping dragon] painting on your door. Why is the background brown?
Me (half paying attention while playing a game on my phone) Because it's in a cave.
Kidlet: But wouldn't that be grey?
Me: Not all stone is grey. Some stone is brown.
Kidlet: What if it were brick?
Me: Then the dragon would be sleeping in an abandoned subway station.
Kidlet: That's a big pile of treasure it's sleeping on. Is it very valuable? Are there any magic items?
Me: No, not really. The dragon just really likes shiny things. It's not very good at assessing value. Most of that pile is just shiny junk. It's like a great big magpie.
Kidlet: Does it sleep on metal for temperature regulation?
Me: .... One, that's very good and exactly right. Two, good job knowing that I wouldn't paint a picture that didn't have a story behind it. You know me well.

So, if nothing else I've taught the kid that there are no such things as random doodles. :P


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Random Compliments (last installment)

Dalesman, first off many much thanks for providing so much of the setting that makes this game cool. Not that we stuck to the book or anything, but it made such a great jumping off point! :)
But even more, I want to say how much I appreciate your general aura of calm. So many times you have helped keep me grounded when I was about to lose my s*%#. Or at least let me know when no, I was not overreacting. I am a much better GM for having you as a sounding board. Thank you for that.

DB3, you're the one who got me into this mess in the first place, and all I have to say to that is thank you! There have been times when my enthusiasm has flagged, and every time you've reminded me why I got into this in the first place. Basically you inspire me. You're like my muse or something. ;)


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Yet more random compliments!

Ed, I find your characters to be funny, poignant, and above all interesting. I know that sometimes you get discouraged, especially when a story doesn't go the way you expected. (Getting a story to go the way you expect in this setting is like trying to herd butterfly-kittens hyped up on energy drinks.) But even when plans go sideways, I find your characters delightful. I always look forward to seeing how they will react to things. :)

Monkeygod, I love your enthusiasm. You really put your heart into your characters and I think it's really cool how you just throw yourself into their mindset. It makes it so fun to play scenes with your characters. :)


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Image Cleric (Divine Gunslinger) 16/ Vigilante (Blitz) 16
Damiani wrote:

Hallways

Andromeda Sunwake wrote:
She sighed and rolled her eyes. "You're thinking of my sister. Ephebe. I know we look identical, but we're not the same person. I'm Andromeda. And I'm not doing this to get you in trouble. Well, you'll probably get detention. Miss Jones is pretty strict. But that's nothing compared to what she'll do to you if you let something fester and she has to clean up a bigger problem later. There's something not right in Tryko'Sam's head and you need to have Miss Jones look at you in case it messed you up too."

"Oh come on, give me a break! You're practically abusing me physically-- I mean you didn't even ask me to come with you, you just imposed your strength and will! How is what I did any worse? it was a joke, he's always getting the girls! This happens all the time. Don't be such a snitch. Gods!"

As they got closer to Miss Jones' doorway, forgot if she was there or elsewhere the physical contact with him and the resulting /focus/ on one emotion (probably the primary one in effect now), really -- really grows stronger. Must be a by product of touch contact, the compulsion while dragging along (perhaps fueled by being in touch too), at bursting levels.

"So high and mighty! The world's full of hypocrites! Do as I say, not as I do!" he rants a bit more, probably subject in some ways to his own emotional abilities.

"Yeah, I'm such a hypocrite," she said sarcastically. "Taking you to get help you won't admit you need so you don't end up with a fate worse than death is just like rooting around in someone's mind and bringing up all of their bad memories because you're jealous. Totally see the similarity there. And try to remember, girls are not things or possessions. We're people. Maybe if you start treating us like people, you'll have better luck with girls."

When Miss Jones's door opens, Andromeda drags the kid inside and shoves him forward. "This guy did a stupid. He was playing a not very nice prank on someone and got in over his head. The other person has something in his head. I thought it was just trauma at first, but I know trauma, and it doesn't look back at you, if you know what I'm saying. There was another presence there. So...yeah....just please make sure it didn't leave any of itself in this guy," she said, all in a rush.


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I've been feeling a bit down today. Nothing serious. I just have a toothache, and that's bound to leave anyone feeling a bit in the dumps. So I've been trying to think about positive things instead, and I thought I would share since I've never had anyone complain about being publicly praised. ;)

So I just wanted to say how much I appreciate both Damiani and Icehawk. You guys have both been doing a lot of work to contribute to the story and bring in new and interesting elements.
Dami, I really love how descriptive your posts are. And if any of y'all have a chance to join in with one of Dami's stories, do eet! They're awesome! :)
Icehawk, I remember when you first joined this game and you really struggled to live outside of the rigidity of rules. And now I really look forward to seeing what cool new thing you've come up with next. You definitely help make it fun for me. :)

I love all of the rest of y'all too, and I've got plenty more nice things to say because this is an awesome group. But that's all for now. :)


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Freehold DM wrote:
lynora wrote:
Also my room smells like burnt frosting and mistakes from the candle I had going last night. Coconut vanilla seemed like a good idea at the store. It wasn't.
strange. I do not recall paying you a visit...

Clearly you must have been sleep teleporting again. ;P


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And now I can go back to typing long-winded responses with lots of narrative details....at least in theory...


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Celestial Healer wrote:
lynora wrote:
Also my room smells like burnt frosting and mistakes from the candle I had going last night. Coconut vanilla seemed like a good idea at the store. It wasn't.
I find that most food-scented candles are a bad idea. I try to stick with florals (and balsam during the holidays).

In general I agree, but I often have good luck with vanilla and/or cinnamon scented candles. I failed to account for how awful the addition of coconut would make it. Lesson learned. :)

I also have to work around a lot of allergies when picking my scented candles, so many of the obvious choices are a no go. No pine, no lilac, no rose, no freesia, and no gardenia. And only two items on that list (lilac and freesia) are ones that I'm allergic to personally. This is what happens when you have a whole family who is allergic to the great outdoors. :P


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Also my room smells like burnt frosting and mistakes from the candle I had going last night. Coconut vanilla seemed like a good idea at the store. It wasn't.


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Got up super early so kidlet could watch the end of the third Bourne movie.

Went to see the new one this morning. It was awful. :(
If a movie is going to have that stupid of a thin excuse for a plot it at least needs witty one liners.


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And now my family totally appreciates my candle obsession. :P


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Captain Yesterday, Brut Squad wrote:

Newest adults only game.

Hedbanz, No Limits

Ugh. And now I remember why I hate board games... :P


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Partway through the third movie and the power cuts out. :(

Hopefully it comes back soon. We were planning to go to the early show of the new one tomorrow because it's cheaper to go to the first showing, and he really wanted to be caught up on the story by then.


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Tryko'Sam wrote:

Hallways

Andromeda Sunwake wrote:
Andromeda holsters her pistols. "Alright, guys, joke's over. Move along," she said, lightly shaking the shoulder of the staring kid. She's worried that he hasn't snapped out of it already, but she stays upwardly calm. No need to escalate the situation.

Shaking the kid nearly immediately makes Andromeda entirely too aware of all her emotions over charged at once.

Feel free to make a Will Save versus 25, which is likely easy to resist, or focus on ONE emotion above all others, kind of like an instant 'rage' effect in power. Emotions though.

The second bully that's still there snorts and starts walking off, "Whatever-- this is boring." Either completely stupid or fearless, Darwin will get him one day, perhaps.

The focused kid doesn't seem to 'snap' out of things, he's locked onto looking towards Tryko'Sam without stopping. Perhaps a quick subdue will do, he hasn't blinked since this started either and his breathing is getting labored. He's thankfully not drooling, nor passing out anytime soon.

Tryko'Sam is standing up slowly, quietly, but doesn't 'look' around yet, looking healthy, as always.

"Hey," Andromeda called after the departing kid. "Go get Miss Jones. I think your friend accidentally got into more than he could handle here. He's stuck."

She puts the kid into a 'Moment of Pause' to try and break the connection. She's already touching him so that's an auto success on the touch attack. The kid is frozen in time for six seconds and then he'll resume normal time again. Like turning off a computer to reboot it. :P


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Having a Bourne movie marathon with the kidlet today. :)


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Image Cleric (Divine Gunslinger) 16/ Vigilante (Blitz) 16

Sense Motive 1: 1d20 + 23 ⇒ (17) + 23 = 40
Sense Motive 2: 1d20 + 23 ⇒ (1) + 23 = 24
Making use of Do-Over class ability on Sense Motive 2: 1d20 + 23 ⇒ (13) + 23 = 36

Andromeda positions herself between Tryko'Sam and the bullies, drawing her pistols. "That's enough, guys. Back off. Now. I really, really hate bullies, and you're not the only ones who understand the loopholes in the wards. So unless you want to be having a really bad time, just leave. And next time you want to get a girl's attention, jerk face, try talking to her. Nicely. You'd be amazed how much better that works."

Readied action to start shooting them with Hold Person shells if they move closer.


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Lucas Svarog wrote:
Sorchan del Sol wrote:
"Hmm." Sorchan stalked around the area, examining the broken branches and the disturbed dirt. "Where did you find her bag exactly?" he asked Lucas.
lucas stands up taller and straighter, looking the girl's father directly in his eyes "not far from here, under a bush. I almost didn't see it."

Sorchan examines the spot where the bag was found and walks around the whole site again. "There had to have been more than one of them. The angles of these breaks don't make any sense otherwise. She must have fought like hell. But there's no trail out of here at all. Not even in the upper branches. They didn't fly out of here. They definitely teleported. Damn it," he growled, dread and fear gnawing at him. "When I find who did this..."

He has a very special set of skills...


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Apparently Talysmyn has the personality of Megyn from Young Justice....I can work with this. :)


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Aw crap, now she has a name....once an NPC has a name it's only a matter of time before I have to make an alias for them.... ;)


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Yeah, I have four a aliases in this game alone, eleven overall. Most of them are defunct, but it amused me to realize how much I'd been favoring that one letter. It's like I started at the beginning of the alphabet and never moved on. :)


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Ack! Finally felt better enough to post and we had a power outage due to massive thunderstorms. :(
Well, I managed to catch up on PMs for now, but now I have to make dinner so I can pick at it and pretend to eat. Gorram flu. :/
Hopefully I will be able to get some game posts up later on tonight.

Oh, and I started watching Voltron last night. Loving it so far. Looking forward to watching more. :)


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Our group was exploring the dungeon and was surprised by two brick golems getting up from the floor. My spellcaster wasn't able to get out of range in time and the GM looked gleeful and asked if I knew what happened next.
Me: I get brick slapped?


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Don't mind us as we all geek out over our giant robots. :P


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Dunno, that's all I can think of at the moment. I'm really tired so if there was another obvious answer I totally missed it.


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Caramel?


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Also, I feel oddly productive today. This is what happens when my husband has to work all day and I end up with unexpected free time to write game updates. :P


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Aranna wrote:
lynora wrote:
Desk kitty is sleeping in front of the window watching the birds and hunting kitty is sleeping underneath the desk....I'm not sure what to do with this. It's...it's backwards. O.o
It's obvious each cat clearly thought the other cat had the better spot so they traded.

Well, they are both insanely jealous. And they had quite the fight earlier because I bought a new toy for them and they both wanted to play with it. But it's still weirding me out. :)


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Desk kitty is sleeping in front of the window watching the birds and hunting kitty is sleeping underneath the desk....I'm not sure what to do with this. It's...it's backwards. O.o

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