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Socking It To Me

Snapshot_003I Don’t Understand

There is one thing about men that I will never understand… Actually there are several things, but one strikes me particularly hard today – Why oh why, do the socks go on the floor beside the laundry hamper?  I even moved the hamper where he was tossing them last week, thinking to myself “Ok…  if I can’t beat him, I need to join him“, but no…  The socks are still beside…  the…  laundry … hamper.

I am considering that perhaps there is some kind of negative magnetic force that keeps them from going inside the basket.  What else could it possibly be?  I am reading up on the subject…  “How To Understand Him”.  Wish me luck.

At Least One Thing Was Clear

One thing that was really clear to me today was that I was really glad I picked up the Zenovia Outfit as a free group gift at MonaLISA.  I joined this group for 100L some time in December to take advantage of a lucky board prize [blogged here] that is still available, and stopped in today to check out what was available in the way of group offers.  There are tons of group gifts, a midnight mania board, and a few group lucky boards too.

The Zenovia Outfit all goes on in one click and includes the skirt, top, and cardigan.  It comes in XS-XL mesh sizes and includes the alphas in the case that you need them.

Like My Hair?

I think I jumped up and down when I saw that Truth was participating in this new round of The Epiphany with three gorgeous long hairstyles at just 50L per play!  I am wearing Wind today, and can’t wait to get my hands on the other two as well!  All of the braids and waves are done perfectly.

TRUTH Kingdoms Gacha

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Wind (50L per play @ The Epiphany)
Outfit – MonaLISA Zenovia Outfit (free group gift / 0L / 100L to join)
Necklace – Izzie’s Heartkey Necklace
Pose by Sari Sari

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Say Anything

Say Anything

 In your eyes, I am complete…

After seeing Pru getting Footloose and Love Dirty Dancing, I thought I’d play along with my take on Lloyd Dobler from one of the best movies of the 1980’s, Say Anything. This well known iconic pose of Lloyd holding his boombox (yeah, had one back in the day) above his head, belting out Peter Gabriel’s  In Your Eyes is one of movie’s most recognizable scenes. Lloyd found David’s Black Coat as the FREE prize on the Midnight Mania Board at Tiar.  He also picked up the FREE Group Gift Men’s Mesh Steel Blue Austin Tee by Cold Ash at their display at the Men Only District

When I want to run away, I drive off in my car…

I followed Pru and also played the gacha at [Since1975] and was lucky enough to get the rare BoomBox/C on my first try. (/me cracks his knuckles) My car, a Ferrari, (much better than Lloyd’s car in the movie) is a FREE gift at Sinsity Race Track. Take a spin around the track. It only takes 10 minutes.

♫ But whichever way I go
I come back to the place you are… ♫

Carson is wearing…

Shirt: Cold Ash – Mens Mesh Steel Blue Austin Tee –  @ Men Only District  Group Gift FREE $0L
Outerwear:  Tiar  – David`s Black Coat  Midnight Mania Board  FREE $0L
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Prop: Boombox:  [Since1975]  – BoomBox/C Shoulder (Rare) – in store gacha, 75L per play

Prop: Ferrari: Sinsity Race Track  Free Gift $0L

Pose: WetCat

Sim: Sinsity
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I’ll Keep You Warm

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See? I don’t know how it happens… The goofy furballs just follow me home wherever I go!  I found these little guys chasing eachother’s tails, bouncing through the snow drifts on The Winter Trace Sim while I was out for my morning walk today.  One of them extra snuggly, and the other extra playful. I should keep them right? 😀  There is always room for two more, right Serena? (Serena always has my back in this department).

What’s Keeping Me Warm Today

I picked up these two little guys and snuggled them warm in my big comfy sweater (which is incidentally now completely covered in mud and white fur *sighs*) that I picked up as a free gift at The Wash Cart Sale!  When I initially saw the Mimi Mesh Sweater Gift at the Tiffany Designs display, I thought it was just the sweater, but upon opening it, it does indeed include the pants too!  Just pay the vendor 0L and this outfit is yours!

Sizes included:

  • Sweater:  Fitmesh XS-L w/ alpha, Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, TMP
  • Pants:  System Layer & Appliers for Maitreya, Omega, Belleza, Slink, TMP

Boots, To Boot.

You can find these Nyka Boots, available in black or brown for just 10L each at The Wash Cart Sale as well – only these you’ll find at the Urbania display.  These do come with an alpha layer if you need it, and you can shift them around so whatever feet you have – they’ll work.

The Pupperdoodles…

You can play for these cute little Holiday Huskies at The Arcade Gacha for 50L per play.  Some you hold, some you rez – all are cute!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair –  Elua Oceana
Shirt & Pants – Tiffany Designs Mimi Mesh Sweater Blue (free / 0L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Boots – Urbania Nyka Boots Black (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)
Dogs – JIAN Holiday Huskies (50L per play @ The Arcade Gacha)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – The Winter Trace

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T – 2 Days

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Hey FabFree! As you can see my puppy made it home safe and sound after his walkabout to Serena’s and then his untimely abduction by Carson.  He’s exhausted poor thing, not even enough energy to play with his favourite ball, but I made him pose for the photo so you could see he was returned safely!  I’m sure once he wakes up, he’ll be ready for another adventure.  Who knows where he will wind up this afternoon!

Running Out of Advent Time!

There is only a couple more days to take advantage of all of the free gifts in the Kittycats Advent Calendar and if you haven’t been by, you can head down there and pick up all of the previous days.  This calendar is filled with sometimes multiple gifts each day by different designers across the grid.  Now…  I can’t remember which day I got this awesome gift by Rebel Hope, but I wanted to share the news with you so you know it’s in there … somewhere!  This gift by Rebel Hope includes the dress and boots shown as well as a headband and a hat (not shown).

Dress & Boot Sizes:

  • XXS – L mesh w/ alpha layer
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza Freya, Isis, Venus

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It’s the Truth, I tell you!

My hairstyle today is courtesy of Truth who put their Irena and Irenka hairstyles under the holiday Pompom hats and sent them out to the inworld Truth group.  This is similar to the previous hair gift that Sheidey has been showing off in her posts [HERE], and [HERE], but with a holiday pom pom hat ;).  A full selection of colour huds for hair and texture change for the hat is included.

Also in Truth  group notices right now, you’ll find the Bangs Collection which is a great way to add a little versatility to any of your Truth hair!  I am wearing the Swept Right Narrow bangs with my Irenka hair today and it really changed up the look.  There are several different types of bangs (or fringe as some of you around the world call it) and as like the PomPom Hat gift, there is a full selection of colour huds!  I can’t wait to try it with the other kajillion Truth hairstyles I have been collecting.  It will be like new hair all over again!  There is a fee of 350L to join currently, but it’s worth it!

Winter Decor

Now this bench with my little squirrel friend is another one of the Le Poppycock Animal Friends  poses from the gacha offering at The Liason Collaborative (50L per play), but also… sitting beside the bench you’ll see a very nice winter décor piece by Dixie Dandelion called Pilling Lantern & Gulls w/ Shell that I picked up for 10L at The Wash Cart Sale.  This item is transferrable so that you can even gift it to a friend if you like!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee 
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair  w/ Hat– Truth Pompom Hat (free group gift / 0L / 350L to join)
Bangs – Truth Bangs Collection (free group gift / 0L / 350L to join)
Dress & Boots – Rebel Hope Dress Gift / Boots Gift (free / 0L / Kittycats Advent Calendar)

The Stuff…

Décor – Dixie Dandelion Pilling Lantern & Gulls w/ Shell (10L / The Wash Cart Sale)
Dog – Dalmation – Mutresse Lazy Dalmation (50L per play @ The Arcade))
Bench Pose  – Le Poppycock Animal Family Fondness (50L per play gacha @ The Liason Collaborative)

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Togetherness

Snapshot_004Hi there Fabulouses!  Just the other day on FabFree, Carson Caiben showed off the latest group gift for guys at American Bazaar [HERE], which was a very nice men’s trench coat in black, but you should also know that they have a matching free group gift out for women too, in the form of the Madamoiselle Coat which is also in black.  I am displaying said lovely coat in my photo today ;).  With American Bazaar’s free group join, you really can’t go wrong!

What sizes you say?

This coat comes in mesh XS-L and includes an alpha layer for those not on a mesh body.

My Furry Friends

After a recent Fabville grinchy incident, I am keeping all of my furry friends close!  I tried my luck on the Le Poppycock Animal Family Gacha machine (50L per play) at The Liason Collaborative and was lucky enough to get this rare pose with all of the animals in just a couple of plays.  All of the poses in the set are really cute!

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee (featured @ Uber)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Magika Beans
Coat – American Bazaar Madamoiselle Coat (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Pose – Le Poppycock Animal Family Togetherness RARE (50L per play gacha @ The Liason Collaborative)
Sim – Izzie’s

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Carson, Who Stole Christmas

Blueberry - Holidays Gift - Sky Version Winter Cabin

Every Blogger down in Fab-ville liked Christmas a lot
But Carson who lived just North of Fab-ville did not!
Carson hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.
He hated the Bloggers, he knew what to do
He would steal their presents to make them cry boo hoo!
Then he slid down the chimney, a rather tight pinch.
But if Santa could do it, then so could this grinch.
He got stuck only once, for a minute or two.
Then he stuck his head out of the fireplace flue
Where the little Fab stockings hung all in a row.
“These stockings,” he grouched, “are the first things to go!”
Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant,
Around the whole room, and he took every present!
And he stuffed them in bags. Then Carson, very nimbly,
Stuffed all the bags, one by one, up the chimney.
As Carson took the tree, as he started to shove,
He saw a small dog, “I’ll take it from Love!”

 

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Just North of Fab-ville Carson did go.
With presents and goodies and the dog in tow.
But the dog didn’t whimper,
It wanted to play.
And what happened then? Well, in Fab-ville they say
That Carson’s small heart grew three sizes that day!
Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more!

(with apologies to Dr. Seuss)

ALTER - Gianni ALPHA Holiday Sweater Fatpack

Carson is wearing…

Shirt: ALTER – Gianni Holiday 35 Sweater Fatpack w/ HUD – FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to Join

Pants: Dark Water Designs -Star 69 Work Pants – @ Wash Cart Sale $10L

Hair/Hat: [bade] Cesar II Hair and Hat w/ color change HUDs  – Cosmopolitan Gift  – FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to Join

Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Build…

Cabin: Blueberry – Sky Version Winter Cabin Holidays Gift – FREE  $0L

Stool: Opassande – White Stool Set w/ poses @ Midwinter Fair – FREE $0L

Decor: United Inshcon – Christmas Tree Silver @ Midwinter Fair – FREE $0L

Pet: Mutresse – Dalmatians @ The Arcade – Gatcha $50L

 

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Snapshot_001Good morning Fabulouses!  I have been having so much fun this holiday season putting together little décor sets and festive outfits together with gifts and affordable finds across the grid! It takes a little more time than my usual posts, but I do have a great time with it!

Where it all started… The Cosmo Sales Room

Today my inspiration for this cozy little spot was the Les Enfants de Noel Fireplace Set which is available for purchase at this current round of The Cosmo Sales Room.  Don’t blame me if you get distracted and pick this set up while you are there digging under the Christmas Tree for advent gifts!  Speaking of The Cosmo Sales Room Advent Gifts, the Nutcracker Ornament you see to the right of the fireplace is a free advent  prize by Myrrine and also comes in cute pastel colours too.

Next Stop – On9

You can find the Aphrodite Chocolate & Gingerbread Tray as well as the New Church Grand Holiday Christmas Tree as free On9 group gifts at this round of On9.  There are free group gifts at almost every display, so snag them all! This group is free to join.

Don’t forget your pup!

I often have puppies in my posts these days, I can’t help myself…  This little Dalmation by Mutresse is available at The Arcade Gacha for 50L per play.
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There are a couple of freebies in my ensemble that you might be interested in learning about too!

Get dressed for free…

At Neve you can join their free inworld group and pick up the Holiday 2016 outfit as a free gift!  It is one piece that includes the blouse, belted skirt and cardigan.  A texture change hud is included that will allow you to change textures on four pieces with several different choices.  In my second closer up photo you can see that the texturing is fab!

Curl Your Hair!

Analog Dog does the most adorable curly hairstyles.  If I am ever after curls, that’s my first stop, but this time I was lucky enough to pick the Harmony hairstyle by Analog Dog in a blonde, light brown and red pack for free in the Kittycats Advent Calendar.  I can’t remember which day it was lol, just click them all till you find it!
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee (featured @ Uber)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Analog Dog Harmony (free / 0L / Kittycats Advent Calendar)
Dress – Neve Gift Holiday 2016 (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Boots – Pure Poison Emma

The Stuff..

Build – Trompe Loeil Noelle Cottage (88L @ Collabor88)
Fireplace, Mirrors & Card String w/ Stockings – Les Enfants de Noel Fireplace Set (featured @ The Cosmo Sales Room)
Christmas Tree – New Church Grand Holiday Christmas Tree (free On9 group gift / 0L / free to join @ On9)
Snack Tray – Aphoridite On9 Chocolate & Gingerbread Tray (free On9 group gift / 0L / free to join @ On9)
Dalmation – Mutresse Lazy Dalmation (50L per play @ The Arcade))
Nutcracker – Myrrine Nutcracker Ornament (free Cosmo Sales Room Advent / join group – free to join)
Pose by Secret Body

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Bitter Berries

Bitter BerriesWell Hello There Fab Free’rs! I had so much fun “elfing things up” (as Carson put it) in my last post that I thought I’d give it a second go. I really do love these LODE gachas, and the Orquidea cart at The Wash’s Cart Sale gave me the perfect excuse to wear more of the gacha goodness from LODE. Needless to say I’m excited to share these inexpensive finds with you. Also, if by chance I am not back here before the holidays, I hope each of you has a wonderful winter holiday, no matter what you celebrate! ❤

LODE Bitter Berries 

So once again, I spent more money than I should have playing the gacha machines at LODE. Thankfully they are just 60 lindens per play. The gorgeous headpiece Pru is wearing and the pretty matching ring are both from the Bitter Berries gacha machine at the LODE flagship store. Along with these beautiful accessories, you’ll find additional equally gorgeous pieces to be won. One thing I can honestly say is that I’m never disappointed in the quality and detail in the items I’ve bought at LODE, these are more than worth the 60 lindens.

Bitter Berries 1Orquidea at The Cart Sale 

As I am certain you’ve noticed, the winter round of The Cart Sale at The Wash has begun and there are some Fabulous finds to be had. I took a stroll through yesterday and picked up several things personally. This beautiful burgundy colored dress is one of several 10 linden items at the Orquidea cart. There is a green version available as well, and I don’t mind telling you I had a hard time deciding which color to share with you. The dress comes in standard mesh sizes and also includes a matching beret (not shown).  Along with this pretty wool dress, there are several jewelry and accessory type items at the Orquidea cart.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Berry Crown – *LODE* Bitter Berries Crown – Original – 60L per play

HairElikatira – [e] Minah 2

EarsMandala – (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER1

Head – CATWA HEAD Helena

Skin Appliers – Essences – Poppy – Currently @Kustom9

Dress – ORQUIDEA Long Wool Dress – Burgundy – 1oL @The Cart Sale 

Ring – *LODE* Bitter Berries Ring – Original – 60L per play

Body/Hands/Feet –  Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by WetCat & Le Poppycock

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The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of ChristmasIt’s almost Christmas Fab Free!! Are you ready? I am never ready. LOL However I look and feel one step closer with an irresistibly cute group gift from !gO!, a FREE skin from Essences, and a winter-y gacha from LODE. I feel like a mythical Christmas spirit or one of Santa’s magical elves. Hopefully with all the Christmas spirit I’ll feel more like wrapping presents and baking goodies later. For now, I’ll get to the details!

LODE Fir Hair Wreath

This gorgeous highly detailed hair wreath is a gacha from LODE. You’ll find this gacha machine to the left as you enter the LODE main store. As with most of the gacha machines at LODE this one is just 60 lindens per play. Not only is this hair wreath gorgeous, it’s also able to be sized with a touch menu. There are several equally beautiful hair accessories to be won, even one with some adorable snowmen!

Essences KittyCats Advent Gift

Essences is participating in the KittyCats Advent Calendar this year. Like all the gifts in the advent calendar, the Essences (Day 16) gift is FREE and there is no need to join a group. You can visit the Essences main store to pick up your FREE gift from the KittyCats advent calendar, it’s on the wall to the right as you enter the shop. The FREE Essences advent gift is this an exclusive version of the Lynn skin. This gift includes a mesh head applier for Catwa, and an Omega applier that will work for mesh heads and bodies in the medium01 tone. The full release of this pretty face will be available soon! Don’t forget to pickup past group gifts while you’re at Essences, and you can of course pick up the current and previous KittyCats Advent Calendar gifts.

Spirit of ChristmasThe above outfit, including the legwarmers is the end-all beat-all of Christmas sweater outfits! This is the most recent group gift (not an advent gift) at !gO!. All group members can pick up this whimsical gift by clicking the gift vendor on the wall behind the desk at the !gO! main store. The outfit is fully mesh and can be worn with or without the legwarmers. In the package you’ll find a specific fit for Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass, and Standard mesh sizes. You will need to be in the !gO! in world group for this gift, which has a one time join fee of just 50 lindens. Also, don’t forget to pick up the !gO! advent gift for today, there’s a male advent gift and a female advent gift for each day.

Here are the details, Enjoy!

Hair – Magika – 04 – Jupiter Crash

Hair Wreath – *LODE* Head Accessory – Fir Tree Wreath [silver] RARE – 60L/play

Head – CATWA HEAD Helena

EarsMandala – (UNISEX)_[MANDALA]Pierced_ELF_EARS_VER1

Head Applier/Body Applier – Essences – Lynn [Kittycats] #M01 – FREE KittyCats Advent Gift 

Outfit – !gO! Olivia Overalls&Leg Warmers – FREE Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join 

Shoes – Pure Poison – Zipper Boots – Black – Past Group Gacha *Originally Shown Here 

Body/Hands/Feet – Maitreya – Lara

*Poses by  Le Poppycock & Standstill

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Four Free Chapters, But No Cookies For Santa

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Hi FabFree Folks! Yesterday I published a blog post telling you about some of the many free group gifts that you can pick up at this round of The Arcade Gacha [HERE], and tonight I am stopping by to show you a few gifts from this round of The Chapter Four!

The Décor Details…

When you TP into The Chapter Four Event, you will find that many of the participating designers have little gold packages at their displays.  These are the free group gifts that are set to The Chapter Four inworld group (free to join).  The Belle Epoque Winter Dreams Fireplace, I scored in a gacha machine for 70L at the event, but you’ll find the four other decorative items at no expense.

  • Kei’s No Cookies For Santa
  • Chez Moi Star Lamp
  • Glam Affair Paper Miniature Christmas Tree
  • Bee’s Designs Candle in Cage

There are fashion gifts too!

Not only are there plenty of décor items as free gifts at The Chapter Four, but you will also find many avatar accessories and fashion pieces too.  In fact, you’ll find my Shayla Skirt all decked out with zippers as a free The Chapter Four group gift at the Zanze display.

Want to win a fatpack of Aphorism Easy Rider Jackets for yourself or a friend this holiday season?

If you are digging my Aphorism Easy Rider Jacket, you can find this at the Winter Trend Fair for purchase, BUT make sure you visit the Aphorism Facebook Page, because they are holding a contest where you could win one of five Easy Rider Jacket Fatpacks including 9 colours for yourself or you can choose to gift it to a friend.

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy

Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee (featured @ Uber)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Elua Celeste
Jacket – Aphorism Easy Rider Jacket (featured @ Winter Trend Fair – Enter to win a free fatpack on Facebook!)
Skirt – Zanze Shayla Skirt (free The Chapter Four group gift / 0L / free to join @ The Chapter Four)
Boots – Empire Aquilegia

The stuff…

Build – Scarlet Creative Neva Chapel
Fireplace – Belle Epoque Winter Dreams Fireplace (70L per play @ The Chapter Four)
Table – Kei’s No Cookies For Santa (free The Chapter Four group gift / 0L / free to join @ The Chapter Four)
Lamp – Chez Moi Star Lamp (free The Chapter Four group gift / 0L / free to join @ The Chapter Four)
Mini Trees –  Glam Affair Paper Minature Christmas Tree (free The Chapter Four group gift / 0L / free to join @ The Chapter Four)
Caged Candle – Bee’s Designs Candle in Cage (free The Chapter Four group gift / 0L / free to join @ The Chapter Four)
Pose by Le Poppycock

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