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Here They Are! September Hunts!

OpenToday is Labor Day in the United States which means that summer is unofficially over, and “fall” is starting with a bang. Take a look at all these brand new hunts! Renaissance, avatars, horror, 80’s… there is a hunt theme for everyone.

So grab a friend and some snacks. It’s time to go hunting!

Just tap the hunt names for more information on each one. Enjoy!

See you out on the hunt!

Fab Free Xia Nishi


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Snow in August never looked so good!

Before you yell at me, yes…that is snow in my pictures! I know, in most of our parts of the world, Summer isn’t even over yet, let alone any thoughts of snow. I’m sorry, I can’t help where my outfits inspire me to go for pictures, and you have to admit, my look in this post goes quite well with the white of the snow :P

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So, I won’t go into much with my items on this post, as there is a deadline..the hunt for these gifts ends tonight!! Both the dress and skin are from the Fairy Tale Hunt, and you better move fast if you want them. I’ll remind you, the gifts are L$1 each, and for the hints and previews of other gifts, go HERE.

This gorgeous turquoise gown is the huint gift from OMG! Inc. The Grace Me Midnight Gown (love the name!!!) comes in 2 lengths. For all you non-mesh lovers, this is a system layer and rpim skirt gown..yayy! IDK if I like it better long or short, I’ll let you all decide, both looks are beutiful. I may be biased though, as this is one of my favourite colours.

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The lovely pale skin I am wearing is the Thindwen skin from Deluxe Body Factory. I love the pale blue brows <3 In the gift, you get the skin, a brow shaper and an eyelash hider alpha (I did not use either of those). I did have to whip out the alternative skin hud for my SLink hands, feel free to IM me in world if you would like the numbers I decided on.

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OK lovelies, I hope you have enough time to run and get these gifts. Along with many others on the hunt, sorry I don’t have enough time to show anymore prizes. I will be back with something else that is just as wonderful, so until next time, TTFN!


 

What is Calle showing you…

Dress – OMG! Inc. Grace Me Midnight Gown – FTH  (L$1 hunt gift for the Fairy Tale Hunt)
Skin – [Deluxe Body Factory] Thindwen skin : Fairy tale hunt [BOX]  (L$1 hunt gift for the Fairy Tale Hunt)
Hair – [taketomi]_Ayame_Balayage 
Eyes –  IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Tattoo – :::insanya::: TATTOO – Stars
Ring – :*:CPD:*: Necromantic Sugar Skull Ring (Blacklight)
Hands– SLink

Full Length Dress Pose – //elephante poses// Rather Be *2 Year Bday Gift*(no longer available)
Short Dress Pose – **//elephante poses// Queen For A Day *July 2014 Subscrib Gift*(free subscribo gift)

Location – Mount Snow


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You better run to Dollface ‘Fairy’ quickly!

See, I told you I would be back really soon, but this one is a quickie

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This time, I have this gorgeous dress to show you. It is a hunt gift from Dollface, for the Fairy Tale Hunt. (How could I say no to a hunt with Fairy in the title.) The Emma dress is mesh, and comes in the standard sizes, and just look at the sexy back on it! Perfect for showing off tattoos :) Now, this is not a free, hunt, so when you find the prize, it will cost you L$1. Here’s the bad news, the hunt only runs until Sunday night! That gives you plenty of time to run to the Dollface store and grab this gift up, but if you are interested in any other prizes for this hunt, preview pics and hints HERE, you better get your booties moving!

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Thanks go out to Love for pointing me in the direction of this lovely dress :)

OK, I think that is it for tonight…I’m pooped! Don’t worry, you know I will be back, with more faboo things to show you. I hope you all have a great evening, or morning, depending on which part of the world you are in, TTFN!


 

What is Calle showing you…

Dress – ::DollFace:: Emma – {M} Peach Deco With Teal Skirt (L$1 hunt gift for the Fairy Tale Hunt)
Bracelet – Izzie’s – Aarya Bracelet (TDRF) (L$70 @ current round of The Dressing Room Fusion)
Earrings – [MAGIC NOOK] Geometry Earrings (Silver) MESH (L$70 @ current round of The Dressing Room Fusion)
Shoes – fri.day – Laura.Heels (Camel)
Mani and Pedi – beauty by alaskametro<3 Slink manicure/pedicure – “Mint” (L$10 on Marketplace)
Hair – Amacci – Hair Fair 2014 Gift – Zoe (Variant pack) (no longer available) (previously shown by the oh so pretty Tiana, HERE)
Makeup – [mock]Bella Burnt Toast [makeover] [lip 2] (past group gift, no longer available)
Skin – al vulo- Celestial*  diva brown brow olive (free group gift/free to join)
Brows – Soiree – Sloane Brows #Ebony
Eyes –  IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
SLink foot Tattoo – Letis  Tattoo : HUD Slink Feet : Butterflies Lilies : FEET (L$1 on Marketplace)
Tattoo – :::insanya::: TATTOO – Stars
Ring – :*:CPD:*: Necromantic Sugar Skull Ring (Blacklight)
Hands and Feet– SLink

Poses – AUSHKA&CO-Elisabeth Pose Pack+Mirrored*

Location – The Trace 

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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL Dog Days Of Summer HuntGreetings Fabulistas! August is drawing to a close and once you peruse the list of hunts (see below) you’ll see that a bunch of them will be wrapping up their runs this weekend. So get hunting people!

Monday is Labor Day (in the United States) and it will also be a gang-buster day for new hunts. A whole truckload of hunts are scheduled to kick off and I’ll have a special report for you. So stay tuned to FabFree.

If you’d like to get started hunting but haven’t yet, check out the tips pages at FabFree and HUNT SL. Both are chock full of helpful advice. Hunting is fun and rewarding. You’ll come home with all kinds of free (or very nearly free) goodies. All you have to do is go out and look for them.

Ready to get your hunt on? Just poke the hunt names to get more information on each one.

See you out on the hunt!

Fab Free Xia Nishi


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I am the Dotted rainbow in this storm!

So, I bet you all thought that you had seen the last of the Do the Dots Hunt from me, eh? Well, I thought I would show one last look. It just so happens that the group gift from Essenz that I also wanted to show you, goes perfectly with one of the hunt prizes!

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So, this cute pink dress, is the Do the Dots hunt gift from Get Frocked. It is mesh, and available in the standard sizes, and do I really need to say how much I love the colours in it? I think you all know me well enough by now :)

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The other Do the Dots hunt gift I wanted to show you, that I am putting to good use in this rain, is the Polka Dot Umbrella in Cyan, from ::Be.YOU.Tiful::. When you find the hunt gift in their store, you actually get 3 different colours of this umbrella, the 2 I am not showing you are a red one, and a black one. They do have a holding animation, but I prefer using my own pose.

Now, let me remind you, incase you have forgotten, or did not see my other Dot hunt posts, that this is a free hunt, all gifts are L$0, and you are looking for a white and black polka dotted ball. You still have a little bit of time left to do this hunt if you haven’t already, as it runs until Aug 31.Hints and previews are listed  HERE.

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My lovely sandals, perfect for puddle jumping, well, as long as you like water between your toes, like I do, are the current free group gift from Essenz.  The Arizona Sandals, in pink, are for SLink flat feet, and all you need to do is head down to the store, put your group tag on, and click on the gift that is on the counter. The group is L$350 to join, but I think it is worth it for these sandals alone.

OK lovelies, I think that is officially it for me and dots…at least for now. My love of polka dots runs too deep to be over them completely, to the chagrin of my Mom, who is not fond of them. LOL. Until next time, when I shall be dot free…maybe, TTFN *waves*


 

What is Calle showing you…

Dress – Get Frocked – Do The Dot Hunt Dress M (free for the Do the Dot Hunt)
Umbrella – ::Be.YOU.Tiful:: Polka Dot Umbrella Cyan (free for the Do the Dot Hunt)
Shoes – Essenz – Arizona (Pink) (free group gift/L$350 to join)
Necklace – (Yummy) Raindrop Chain Necklace – Silver (exclusive @ the current round of Collabor88)
Hair – little bones. Lose Count (Project Limited item, no longer available)(shown in red, by Pru, HERE)
Skin – [PF] Harley <Vanilla>
Eyes –  IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
SLink foot Tattoo – Letis  Tattoo : HUD Slink Feet : Butterflies Lilies : FEET (L$1 on Marketplace)
Tattoo – :::insanya::: TATTOO – Stars
Ring – :*:CPD:*: Necromantic Sugar Skull Ring (Blacklight)
Hands and Feet– SLink

Pose - .ploom. Clear (free)

Location – Our Dreams

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Today’s Top 10 Hunts

HUNT SL Anarchy HuntGood morning fabulous fans! Here’s a listing of what’s hot in the hunt world today: Tuesday, August 26.

The Splash of Color Hunt started this past week and rocketed right to the number one spot for a while (now at number 2). I did the Fairy Tale Hunt and Anarchy Hunt along with my partner and aside for the usually little glitches (stores out of business and such) I can personally vouch for the fact that these are well-run hunts. I’m sure you can find a hunt to suit your fancy. Enjoy!

Just a reminder, that these are the 10 most popular viewed hunts over the past 48 hours or so. We don’t know how many people actually start (or finish) any given hunt and this ranking can (and probably will) change in a few hours.

See you out on the hunt!

Fab Free Xia Nishi


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Zombies make lovely music to dance to!

If you all can remember, I have ended up in a few spots with zombies, with my first zombie shoot taking place in Dusty Heights (HERE is the link to that post). Would you believe, there is an absolutely gorgeous ballroom, right smack dab in the middle of that place? So of course, when I saw the kinds of gifts Shamic and I were collecting from The Silver Platter Hunt, quite a few formal wear outfits for him and her, well…I thought what better way to initiate Shamic into FabFree blog posts, than to drag him there. We danced to the music of zombie groans and doors being rattled, it was awesome!

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Our whole foray into the Silver Platter Hunt, which prompted me to head to a ballroom, started with the lovely Pru sending me a link to the hunt’s blog gift preview page, telling me that there was a nice male skin available at Style by Kira. She was right, of course, and lucky for me, there was a really lovely female skin available for the hunt as well. I am wearing the Style by Kira – Janelle Skin SPH, and Shamic has on the Style by Kira – Anton Skin SPH. Both of these skins will cost you a whole L$1 each. Or, and this is one of the neat features of this hunt, if you do not want to take the time to root out the hunt gifts, all you need to do is find the hunt sign at the store, and the hunt gifts are available there for you without having to search, the catch, these one’s are L$25. So..there are 2 sets of the same gifts, the L$25 ones, are right beside the hunt sign, and the L$1 ones, are hidden somewhere in the store, and will take a little time to find, the choice is up to you. Either way, these skins are well worth the extra time or extra money.

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Our formal wear is from Wicked Sin Creations, and they compliment each other so nicely.  I have on the ^WSC^ Opulent *Red/Black* {Mesh} Gown, and Shamic is wearing the ^WSC^ Tuxedo *Red Waist Band* {Mesh}. Both outfits are mesh, with the standard sizes available. Like the skin gifts, you can choose to search for the hunt gift (both male and female gifts are in one object) and only pay L$1, or go to the hunt sign and pay L$25. While there are hints on the hunt’s blog site, the hint for this item is wrong, so I will give you my own hint “Hey Sweet Sugar, Be Mine!”. I just love the matching red colour of my dress and Shamic’s cumberbund, and we look so elegant together :)

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The Silver Platter Hunt runs until September 15th, and with a large majority of the stores having either a unisex gift, or both a male and female gift, it’s a great hunt to do together with your honey, or just your male alt…like me :P LOL. I better not let Shamic hear me call him just my male alt, I might hurt his feelings.

OK lovelies, that is it for me, but you all know that I will be back, maybe even show a few other gifts from this hunt. Until then though…TTFN!


 

What are we showing you…

Calle :

Skin – Style by Kira – Janelle Skin SPH (L$1 or L$25 for the Silver Platter Hunt)
Dress – ^Wicked Sin Creations^ Opulent *Red/Black* {Mesh} Gown (L$1 or L$25 for the Silver Platter Hunt)
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – Love’s Coming Red Heart Choker, Earrings and Ring (past group gift, no longer available)
Hair – [elikatira] Arabella – Ravens
Tattoo – :::insanya::: TATTOO – Stars
Ring – :*:CPD:*: Necromantic Sugar Skull Ring (Blacklight)
Eyes –  IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands – SLink
Mani – beauty by alaskametro<3 Slink manicure – “Fawn” (L$10 on Marketplace)

Shamic :

Skin – Style by Kira – Anton Skin SPH (L$1 or L$25 for the Silver Platter Hunt)
Tuxedo – ^Wicked Sin Creations^ Tuxedo *Red Waist Band* {Mesh} (L$1 or L$25 for the Silver Platter Hunt)
Shoes – Lindy Yves BlackPat (rsc) – Male (L$1 or L$25 for the Silver Platter Hunt)
Hairbase – [LANEVO] MC HAIRBASE – BUZZCUT (DURA-DARK BROWN)(in the Dura store)
Eyes – Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eye (London Fog, w2) (free on theMarketplace)
Hands – SLink

Standing Pose – [SP] Sueth Pose Gift (L$1 on the Marketplace)

Ballroom Location – Dusty Height Ballroom

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Your Friday Hunt Report

HUNT SL splash of color huntI live in central California, so when mother nature turns up the late summer heat, I crank up the air conditioning and stay indoors. Second Life is always so nice and cool, so my partner and I do a good bit of hunting. Not only do we beat the heat, but we end up with all kinds of cool stuff.

There is lots to do! So many hunts… There are some pretty good hunts going on right now, but a lot of them are going to reach their expiration dates in about a week. Of course we’re going to be seeing a whole new crop of hunts on September 1st.

New to the hunting game? FabFree and HUNT SL have pages with tips and tricks. The short version is this: follow the clues, find the hunt object, touch it or buy it (most are free or very nearly free) and then push off to the next stop on the hunt. Not only is hunting a lot of fun, it’s also a great way to find some new nooks and crannies in Second Life that you’ve never visited before.

Ready to get your hunt on? Just poke the hunt names to get more information on each one.

See you out on the hunt!

Fab Free Xia Nishi


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Introducing Shamic Ember, Calle’s newly male av!

Hello everyone! I would like to introduce my original SL av to you, the pre-Calle av, when I couldn’t figure out how to remove the torch from my hand at Welcome Island…remember that dang torch? LOL. Anyways,  this is Shamic Ember, and while he did not start off as a he, I wanted to be able to show off some of the great men’s things you can find around the grid, so voila…the magic of SL allowed me to change Shamic’s gender :) Then, all he needed to do was make a few stops, and I think he turned out pretty good. Let me tell you what he got.

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I’m going to start off with the skin. 7 Deadly s{K}ins  is one of those great skin shops that dabbles in both female and male skins, and lately has had many free group join opportunities. Shamic was lucky enough to get into the group during the last free join, and had his pick of quite a few group gifts. The one he is wearing is the August group gift. If any of you male readers out there have gotten yourselves the SLink hands and feet for guys, this skin has those appliers included! This skin is free for group members, but the join fee, as of this post, is L$200. As I said though, there have been an awful lot of free join opportunities lately, so keep your eyes open, you never know, but, with the multitude of back group gifts you can get right now, L$200 is still a great deal.

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As this is Shamic’s official introduction, he thought he should dress up. Lucky for him, when he joined the MENStuff group, and headed over to the gift lounge, he found the perfect t-shirt…it has a tie! Tie’s totally say dressed up, right? Even if it is just a texture on a t-shirt :P This free group gift is from alpha lab, and is a mesh, materials ready shirt, in all the standard sizes as well as a fit mesh version. Now, it is supposed to be texture change, and did come with a HUD, but it was having script issues, so until I hear back from the creator about it, consider it only available with the white tie pattern. Hey, it is still a great find, working HUD or not. The MENStuff group is only L$50 to join, but there are many group gifts from different designers available, so it is totally worth the fee.

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I could not let him wander around without pants, so lucky for Shamic, Nightmare Designs is currently participating in the Anarchy Hunt and has a great outfit as their L$1 hunt prize. Of the outfit, he is wearing the mesh pants and Doc Marten Boots, but there is also a pair of mesh, hanging suspenders and a mesh tank top. All the mesh pieces come in the standard sizes, and the Doc Martens are materials ready. You are looking for a little Anarchy A symbol, and the hint is ‘Why is there graffiti on my wall?’, oh, and there is also a gift for the ladies as well, so everyone should check it out.

Before we end this post, I wanted to quickly mention the cute couple pose couch we are on in that first picture. I wasn’t going to let Shamic do this first post alone, so I needed a pose for both of us to be in, and while searching the multitude of couples poses on the Marketplace, I found this great one. The couch is from OMFG Poses, and is called Relax. It comes with the poses and is totally modifiable to allow you to adjust until you fit together perfectly. At only L$1, it is a great addition to anyone’s pose collection.

Alrighty, that is it for us. What do you all think of Shamic? I think he is going to be great, I may even let him pose on his own next time! LOL. So, until next time, TTFN from the both of us *waves*


 

What are we showing you….

Couch with Couples Pose – OMFG Poses – Relax (L$1 on the Marketplace)

Shamic is wearing…

Skin – 7 Deadly s{K}ins – Male Group August/14 with SLink appliers (free group gift/L$200 to join)
Shirt – Alpha Lab – Mens T-Shirts – 74 – normal WL (L) (free MENStuff group gift @ the MENStuff Lounge/L$50 to join)
Pants and Shoes – Part of the ~Nightmare Designs~ Chaos, Panic, Fear Mens Outfit (L$1 hunt prize for the Anarchy Hunt)
Ring – [Damour Creations](Mesh) Anarchy Ring_Unisex (L$1 hunt prize for the Anarchy
Hunt)
Hair – *Dura-Boy*30(Dark Brown)
Hairbase – [LANEVO] MC HAIRBASE – BUZZCUT (DURA-DARK BROWN)(in the Dura store)
Eyes – Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eye (London Fog, w2) (free on the Marketplace)
Hands – SLink

Standing Pose – [Expressive Poses ] – Noah FREE (free on Marketplace)

Calle is wearing…

Dress – coldLogic dress – anniversary2014.ocean (M) (past subscribo gift) (shown orriginally by Love and Serena HERE)
Shoes – fri. – Persephone.Pumps (Deep.Sea) (exclusive @ the current round of Collabor88)
Skin – Essences {Linka} TDRF *medium01* brunette (L$70 @ current round of The Dressing Room Fusion)
Tattoo – :::insanya::: TATTOO – Stars
Hair – .ploom. Meschell – Candy
Ring – :*:CPD:*: Necromantic Sugar Skull Ring (Blacklight)
SLink foot Tattoo – Letis  Tattoo : HUD Slink Feet : Butterflies Lilies : FEET (L$1 on Marketplace)
Eyes –  IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and Feet – SLink
Mani and Pedi – beauty by alaskametro<3 Slink manicure/pedicure – “Fawn” (L$10 on Marketplace)

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It’s cStar’s birthday, but the presents are for YOU!

Hey fabbies! I’d like to first apologize for my absence as of late, I’ve been battling a hectic and packed life away from my keyboard, as well as re-downloading ALL of my programs, drivers, software, etc. after having to completely wipe my computer’s hard drive thanks to a lovely (not!) computer virus which infected my system recently… let’s just say my week’s been full of fun!

Second, cStar limited, one of SL’s most loved skin shops, is celebrating their 5th birthday here in SL, but instead of GETTING presents, they’re GIVING 10 FREE skins away! What’s the catch? You have to find them! This is not your standard hunt either, you’ll have to look on various social media websites, as well as in the group (the gift in the platinum group and regular group are the same, so don’t fret if you’re not in both!), and in the store to get all 10. Each skin has a hint NC inside with how to find the next one, and the next one, and so on, so you’re not completely helpless finding them. In alphabetical order, the skins you’ll receive throughout this fun scavenger hunt are:

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Almond (right) and blush (left)

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Discreet (right) and dreamy (left)

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Dust (right) and heavenly (left)

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Neutral (right) and Pixie (left)

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Satin natural (right) and Shine (left)

So, now that I’ve piqued your interest (I hope!), I have a smidge of sad news to share with all of you. I am going to be stepping away from blogging for Fabfree for a while in order to focus on my real life. I’ve sent out a notice to the blogger group giving a bit of an explanation, but I feel that I should share it with all of you as well, so here goes:

Blogging for fabfree has been something I’ve wanted, and aspired to do, since I discovered the blog several years ago, and having the opportunity to be part of this team has really meant the world to me. However, my life outside of the computer has taken an odd and busy turn, I’m not sure it’s going to change any time soon, and I’m honestly not sure I’d want it to. I don’t feel, at this moment, that I have the time to put the effort into fabfree that the readers deserve, and that the rest of the team has come to expect, and so I feel that it’s time for me to take a few steps back and focus on the world outside for a while.

This is in no way, shape, or form a “Goodbye”! I plan to bother you guys all the time, point out freebies when I see them, keep my position as a mod in the fabfree group, and I definitely plan to re-join the blogger team when my life settles down, but for now, I’m going to do “me” for a while…. or rather “us”, since a big part of the changes going on involve my  fantastic and adorable partner.

All the best of luck, and all of love in the world,
Skyler Glasswing ♥

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Skyler is wearing…
Skin – cStar limited – $L0/FREE/Scavenger hunt prizes!
Eyes – Song – alaska – whisper eye – $L0/FREE!
Hair – Ploom – Nancy – ploomage – District 5 item!
Hands & Feet by Slink
Dress – BOOM – Maliit dress – swim – Olive you item!
Pose – Ploom

Sim – my home sim (personal)

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See ya later, alligators ;)

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