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Scarlet Enchantress

Snapshot_003Good afternoon Fabulous readers :).  I stopped in at .PoshTale. the other day to see what was new, and I am sure glad that I stopped by because as I was scanning around I noticed that there was a new “to me” midnight mania board prize.  I gave the board a slap, and my prize was magically delivered at midnight when it locked down!

What’s The Prize?

ETA: .PoshTale. has changed their midnight mania board prize to a new gift.  Have a peek at their board instore for the new prize details!

The midnight mania board prize that I speak of is the Ovina Mesh Gown which could be worn as formal wear or even as roleplay medieval wear.  This dress comes in XXS-L mesh sizes and includes an alpha layer for those that require it.  It is not made specifically for Maitreya, but worked well with the alpha system in the HUD.  As a bonus, it also includes a texture change HUD for dress and scarf (which is attached to the dress) so you can wear this in your favourite shade.  I was feeling red today!

Be Safe Tonight!

Tonight is New Years Eve!  Be safe everyone, and best wishes for the coming year!

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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 – Tableau Vivant Cersei
Hair Flowers – LODE Rose Vintage Crown (instore gacha / 60L per play)
Gown – .PoshTale. Ovina (free / 0L / midnight mania board prize)
Shoes – Phedora Malena Metallics Heels (group gift / 0L / 300L to join)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Winter Trace

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Fab Free Designer Friday – 12/23/2016 – Kamiri

Kamiri DownstairsOnce again it’s Fab Free Designer Friday, and today’s featured designer is Kamiri! This shop is a ladies clothing store, with a mix of mesh and applier clothing. The best way to describe the clothing style at Kamiri would be colorful and fun! You’ll find a lot of cute flirty outfits in bright playful colors. This store is also really great for those who like applier clothing, it’s not often you find stores with so much to offer in the way of appliers. Additionally there are tons of way to score FREE or inexpensive items throughout the Kamiri store. Since there are so many gifts and goodies to be had, I split everything up into first and second floor finds. Pictured above are just the gifts and promotions I was able to find on the first floor.

As you land in the Kamiri shop, you’ll instantly see a long table full of various group gifts. Notice the bottom photo in the collage above. The Fabulously Free  in SL group exclusive gift is there as well. You’ll see it sitting next to the Fab Free sign on the table. Wear your Fab Free group tag and get this FREE gift if you haven’t already. For a preview, check out Katheryn’s post here. Just behind the gift table you’ll see a Midnight Madness board, from what I can tell there’s no target set, and everyone who clicks the board while wearing their Kamiri group tag gets the prize. The Kamiri group is FREE to join. Also downstairs, there is a promo offer of 75 lindens for a specific color version of one of Kamiri’s newest releases. Lastly, don’t forget to check out the most recent Kamiri group gifts. They are downstairs next to the circulation desk. As if that wasn’t enough there are more gifts upstairs!
Kamiri UpstairsHeading up the stairs, you’ll be greeted by 4 lucky letter boards with short wait time between letters! You’ll also notice several areas around the room that have discounted items. Then it’s hard to miss the cute little sitting area next to the stairs. You’ll want to bring a couple of friends, the sitting area is actually 3 camping chairs, each with a different prize. You’ll want to wear your Kamiri group tag for these, which is again FREE to join. Finally, you’ll see yet another long table packed with previous Kamiri group gifts. Gather your girlfriends and head over to Kamiri for lots of shopping and freebies, you won’t be disappointed!


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Elf on a Shelf?

Tiar - Xmas Snow Globe - Home For The Holiday's Hunt

A Christmas Card to One and All…

First, I want to send out Holiday greetings to all the FabFree designers and readers. You are truly why we do this. And special warm wishes to my new FabFree family… Thank you all for welcoming me back with open arms and helpful advice. I couldn’t do it without you.

Someone put Baby in a Snow Globe…

While working through the Home For The Holiday’s Hunt, I found the Xmas Snow Globe at Tiar. This snow globe has 4 animations and is adjustable to become your own favorite ornament. This hunt gift is only $1L. While I was a Tiar, I tapped the Midnight Mania Board and won the Unisex Santa Cargo Pants. I’m glad I won those FREE cargos, because it matched perfectly with the Merry Christmas Red Standing Collar Shirt another Home For The Holiday’s Hunt gift from K&A Design. As with all the gifts on this hunt, you can search it out for just $1L. If you don’t want to search, you can buy all the gifts on this hunt for $25L each next to the Home For The Holiday’s Hunt sign at each hunt location.

Carson is wearing…

Shirt: K&A Design – Merry Christmas Red Standing Collar Shirt – Home For The Holiday’s Hunt $1L

Pants: Tiar – Unisex Santa Cargos – Midnight Mania Board FREE $0L

Skin – Belleza – Shawn N/A (circa 2010)

Hair – Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Pose: Tiar – Xmas Snow Globe – Home For The Holiday’s Hunt $1L

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Fab Free Designer Friday – 12/02/2016 – Crys Secret Garden

Crys Secret Garden ExteriorHello Fab Free’rs, it’s that time of the week again when we get to talk about one of our Fabulous designers. This week’s pick is Crys Secret Garden. I have to tell you, as lovely as I think my photo turned out, it doesn’t do the Crys Secret Garden shop justice. My poor little laptop just cannot keep up these days! That said, the grounds surrounding the store, and even the shop its self are delightful to explore. Crys Secret Garden is the type of shop you’ll want to take a moment to wander through. There are lots of fun little spots to enjoy, even a little fishing pond! Not to mention just about everything can be purchased so you can create equally whimsical environments of your own.
Crys GiftsThe Crys Secret Garden shop has much of what the name suggests it might. There are lots of landscaping, garden, and decor type items. Additionally you’ll find several opportunities to receive FREE gifts and purchase inexpensive items. At the entrance there are trails leading you to some of the specials and event items so you don’t accidentally miss them. Once you’re inside there’s a cutely decorated information corner to the right where you’ll find the subscriber, group joiner, and information boards. I noticed the shop is participating in a holiday hunt! Right now Crys Secret Garden also has a group gift up, a Midnight Mania Board (no group needed), our Fabulous Fab Free exclusive group gift, and another FREE gift I’ve not seen anywhere else. Above the Crys Secret Garden group gift you’ll see a board that asks how you found the shop. Click the sign, then type your answer in open chat and you’ll instantly be sent a FREE gift. The Crys Secret Garden group is FREE to join. Also, don’t forget to wear your Fab Free group tag pick up the Fab Free group exclusive gift was previously blogged by Astrid here. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your space, or just want to hang out and explore, I highly suggest you take a moment and check out Crys Secret Garden.


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Midnight Magpie

Midnight Magpie

Hello Fab Free…we did it!!  Ripley and I had been pursuing her for days, traveling stealthily to the Flawless sim, tapping the Midnight Mania board, and waiting, patiently waiting.  Then, it happened –  we finally caught the elusive Thieving Magpie!

A Prize Worth Waiting For

When Rip and I traveled to Entice to win the Be With You dress featured in my post [HERE], we spotted The Thieving Magpie (another free Midnight Mania prize), but we weren’t successful in our first attempt at victory.  I’m glad we returned to try again, because she’s a real beaut!  A stunning shade of aquamarine, Magpie features three-quarter length sleeves, a fitted, ribbed bodice in a slightly darker hue than the satiny main fabric, and a short, flared skirt.  The Midnight Mania board where you can win this flirty dress happens to be for Entice group members only, but the group is free to join. There are also multiple group-only lucky boards with sweet, free prizes available very close by, so joining the group will yield a number of gifts.

What’s Included:

  • Fitmesh for classic avatars
  • Appliers for:  Slink Hourglass, Slink Physique, Belleza Freya, Belleza Isis, Belleza Venus, Maitreya

Brazilia Shoes

Finishing Touches

I wanted something elegant, yet uncomplicated, to accent my outfit, so I added Dusk Angel Design’s Simplicity Necklace in aquamarine.  The center gemstone echoed the tint of my frock perfectly, while still allowing it to remain center stage.  My long, braided hair, Dakota, is from Wasabi Pills.   I scooped it up quite awhile ago as part of Fifty Linden Fridays, but you can purchase it in the store with a greater variety of colors than I have, for Wasabi Pill’s regular price.  I love the loose braid with wispy tendrils of hair framing either side of my face.  Next, I donned some strappy, Brazilia sandals from KC Couture (these 75L shoes come with a customization HUD with 30 textures!), then followed Ripley to the picturesque sim, A Painter’s Link.  There, he introduced me to some tiny ducklings he had befriended.  I pulled out my phone, and snapped a few pictures as they waddled up to their mini pond in the washtub.  Aren’t they just adorable?!

A Magpie Among Ducklings

I hope today’s outfit has inspired you to create a Fabulous Find of your own.  Until my next post, wonderful readers, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Barbara in America 02 (99L at Kustom9)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Storm

Hair:  Wasabi Pills Dakota

Necklace:  Dusk Angel Designs Simplicity Necklace in Aquamarine (89L on the Marketplace)

Dress:  Entice The Thieving Magpie Dress (Midnight Mania Prize for Entice Info Group Members 0L/0L to join)

Shoes:  KC Couture Brazilia Heels for Slink High (75L on the Marketplace)

Nail Polish Applier:  La Boheme Solids Teal (50L on the Marketplace)

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Poses:  (with phone)  Motion & Emotion    (standing) Le Poppycock

Sim:  A Painter’s Link
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I Only Wanna Be With You

I Just Wanna Be With You
Hello there, Fabulouses!  Are you ready for winter like I am?  As the days of November ticked by, I found myself itching to frolic in a winter wonderland.  Although in real life, I never mastered an axel, a spiral, or I’ll be honest, even just a simple crossover, in SL, I glide along with all the moves of a figure skating champion.  Today’s outfit, with its flared skirt and icy, gray tones inspired Ripley and I to travel to this frozen pond on the Twilight Moon sim, but I’m getting a bit ahead of myself.

Mania at Midnight

Time and time again, I keep returning to the Entice store to check out their latest releases.  Currently, the no-group-required free Midnight Mania board is offering the “Be With You” dress.  This frock features short sleeves with a slightly scalloped edge, and a wide leather belt, in addition to the mid-thigh length skirt.  It comes complete with a color-change HUD, which allows you to modify the textures of the top, skirt, and belt individually.  This offers a myriad of possible combinations!  I opted for a black top, white belt, and a dark, printed skirt to contrast vividly against the white snow and ice.  For finishing touches, I added a glistening Snow Flurry Pearl necklace from EarthStones, and laced on a pair of ice skates from V-Style that I picked up for only 30L on the Marketplace.

What’s Included With the Dress:  

  • Mesh in XXS, XS, S, M, L for classic avatars
  • Alpha Layer
  • Texture change HUD – grays

Jack Frost Nipping at Your Nose (and Ears!)

Of course, with the chill in the air, I needed something to keep my ears toasty.  While I rummaged around in my inventory, searching for the perfect winter hat, Ripley nudged my elbow insistently, and pointed his nose at the box from Mina perched on my shelf.  Love previously blogged the free Nell hair in her post [HERE], and I had immediately traveled to Hairology to scoop up Love’s featured hairstyle.  However, like Astrid in her post [HERE], I hadn’t yet finished opening my gifts from the event, and had completely forgotten this lovely style.  It’s a good thing my pupster remembered, because the long, flowing hair and white, knitted cap were perfect for a day of gliding across the ice!

Cold Hands and a Warm Heart

With my outfit complete, Ripley and I thoroughly enjoyed a lovely, wintry afternoon, filled with drifting snowflakes, frosty air, and the sound of blades cutting across fresh ice.  Now, if only I had trained Rip to fetch a steaming mug of cocoa, my day would be complete, and I would be able to feel my hands again…. Note to self:  When you go skating, bring mittens!

Until my next post, wonderful readers, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Barbara in Jamaica 03 Rare (99L at Kustom9)

Lip Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier (Aiko)

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Eyeliner Applier:  Euphoric Venus Lashes and Eyeliner [Catwa]

Hair:  Mina Nell (blogged previously [HERE] by Love/0L at Hairology)

Necklace:  EarthStones Snow Flurry Pearl Necklace

Dress:  Entice – Be With You Dress Grays (free Midnight Mania Prize – no group required/0L)

Ice Skates:  VStyle Skha V.3 White Ice Skates (30L on the Marketplace)

Pose:  <K&S> Winter Fun III

Sim:  Twilight Moon
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Enticed Again Just Before Midnight

Enticed Again

Happy Sunday, Fabulous Readers!  Over the weekend, as Ripley and I were out on one of our jaunts, a group notice from Entice popped up on my screen.  You all know how much I loved the Side to Side Midnight Mania prize that I blogged here last Sunday.  When I spied the words “New MM board – Dress with HUD,” of course, Ripley and I immediately made a bee-line straight to the Entice store.  I wove my way through the crowd gathered near the group gift boards, and gave the MM board a quick tap.  For this free Midnight Mania board, no group is required!  All that was left to do was cross my fingers, and wait for midnight to roll around.  Since the count was in the low 100’s already, I felt pretty confident I’d be greeted with a gift the next morning, and that’s exactly what happened.

As soon as I slipped on the crocheted, strappy “Tainted Love” dress, I knew right away I had another Fabulous Find to share with you.  The prize comes in five sizes, plus fitmesh for classic avatars, and after adjusting the alpha settings on my Maitreya mesh body, it fit perfectly.  In addition, it included a color- change HUD with three hues to select from.  I chose the icy, light-blue version.  I accessorized with this darling tennis bracelet from SG’s Designs and Milady’s K necklace (other initials available, too) in platinum.  I scooped up both of these baubles for 50L each on the Marketplace.

Next, I began the search for the perfect pair of shoes.  I think I tried on about every pair I owned (and take it from me, that’s a LOT of shoes), but not a single one fit the look I was going for.  Just when I was ready to give up, Ripley sauntered over, plopped his tennis ball at my feet, then stared at me intently with his dark, chocolate eyes.

“Not now, Rip,” I started to say, but he gave a gentle woof, and nudged his prized possession toward me with his nose.  Sighing, I tossed his ball and watched as it soared out of sight with Ripley in hot pursuit.  A few moments later, he returned, happily prancing, his magnificent tail wagging proudly from side to side.  Expecting to receive a slobbery tennis ball, I was amazed to notice that he clutched a gorgeous pair of thigh-high, white leather boots ever-so-gently in his mouth.  Believe it or not, Ripley had discovered the perfect footwear to complete my outfit.  Tucked inside one of the boots, I uncovered a slightly wrinkled receipt from Caramel’s Fashion for CF_boots//Michelle//White for only 40L.  It looked like my bargain-sniffing pup had scored again!  I slid the boots on and rewarded Ripley with a scritch behind his ears and his favorite Ripley snack.
Meet Me After Midnight

We traveled over to the Flux Sur Mer and Duet sims to snap a few photos and finish up our game of fetch.  We had to make do with an old stick since Ripley never did return with his beloved toy.  If one of you happens to find a slightly used tennis ball marked with the letter R, I’m sure Ripley would be eternally grateful for its return.  Until next Sunday, happy shopping, my friends!

~ Kat and Ripley

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Viktoria

Eyeliner Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Eyeliner Applier

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Denim

Necklace:  Milady’s K Platinum/Gold Necklace (50L)

Bracelet:  SG’s Designs Diamond Tennis Bracelet (50L)

Dress:  Entice Tainted Love – Crochet (Free Midnight Mania Prize 0L no group required)

Boots:  Caramel’s Fashion CF_Boots//Michelle//White (40L)

Poses:  LayingBounce This Hanako 2 (50L on the Marketplace)

StandingLe Poppycock Honeysuckle Air

Sims:  Flux Sur Mer and Duet

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Fab Free Designer Friday – 10/28/2016 – Rowena’s Designs

Happy Friday Fab Free! It’s that time of the week again where we get to introduce one of our many Fabulous Fab Free designers. This week I have the pleasure of introducing Rowena’s Designs! We don’t always get the chance to really talk about the awesome designers that generously participate in Fab Free, so I hope you’ve all been enjoying these Friday posts. Not only is it a great way to learn a little about each shop and what they offer, it’s our way of showing our appreciation for each designer. The Fab Free community just wouldn’t be the same without them.
RD Gifts 1Rowena Springflower of Rowena’s Designs has often generously participated in Fab Free events and the Fab Free group over the last few years, and we are delighted that they continue to do so. Her store has grown immensely in it’s relatively short time in Second Life.  Rowena’s Designs offers women’s mesh clothing that is as beautiful as it is affordable. The clothing style is what I would call modern, with enough variety that there is bound to be something for everyone. You’ll find shoes, casual, and formal attire, also most outfits will include a color change hud for added versatility. Additionally there is a wealth of opportunities to score FREE and or very inexpensive clothing. Rowena’s Designs has current store group gifts available at the back of the store. Simply head to the left and strait back from the store entrance. The “Designs by Rowena” group is FREE to join and will keep you informed about gifts, events, and new releases. You’ll see group gift boards, as well as Lucky boards, Mini Mania, and Midnight Mania boards right away.
RD Gifts 2Once you’re in the area, turn to your left and you’ll see more opportunities for gifts, including the fantastic Fab Free group gift exclusive which was previously blogged here by Love Trill. In this same area of the Rowena’s Desgins section of the store, you’ll also find some inexpensive outfits next to a couple of Riot boards. I’m not positive how low the Riot boards will take the price, but it would be fun to find out! So take a moment, bring your friends, and check out Rowena’s Designs. Pack your wardrobe with beautiful clothes by Rowena Springflower. Oh! I can’t believe I almost forgot, once you’ve joined the Designs by Rowena group, you’ll want to head upstairs and check out the several past group gifts that are still available. Happy Shopping Fab Free!


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The best cure

The best cure

The best cure for the Weekday Blues, in my opinion, is free gifts. Hello, dear readers and welcome to another edition of Edi’s Costume Ideas where I bring to you some hopefully helpful free or under 75L finds for your upcoming Halloween festivities. This episode, so to speak, is rather special as not only is it coming to you during the weekend, but also features an item from one of our Fabulous Designers! This sleek Nurse Betty outfit is brought to you by Brandy’s Boutique and you can get your copy for free just by joining the Fabulously Free in SL inworld group. How do I do that, you ask? Well, it’s easy! All you have to do is copy and paste the following link into local chat in your SL viewer: secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about , hit enter and click on the link. Ta-da! Welcome to the group, now you’re ready to get your gift.

The Nurse Betty outfit consists of a chic, minimalistic body suit that comes in several different clothing layers for the classic avatar. I just love to mix and match as you know and really appreciate the additional layers (jacket, shirt, and tank layer for the top half of the outfit and pants and underwear layer for the bottom half) in case I want to wear anything additional on top of the outfit. There are several different appliers for mesh bodies included in the package as well such as the Belleza, Lena, Maitreya, Omega and Slink appliers. As an added bonus, the cute hat and stethoscope are included in the gift as well.

While there is a pair of red ballet straps contained in the Nurse Betty outfit that was a perfect fit for my Slink high feet, I’ve decided to show you another alternative. The beautiful coral pair of shoes pictured comes from Renegade Footwear and you can get them for free just by slapping the Midnight Mania board at the store. The board as a pretty low target number (25) and there is no group join needed to get in on the contest. In the package is not only shoes for Slink feet but for Belleza, Eve, Maitreya and TMP feet as well. The prize also contains a footbase and hud so that you can fiddle around with the color and look of your new shoes.

Cute accessories are another a weakness of mine and they don’t come any cuter than the aptly named Love Drug from Glutz. I had to resize the thigh straps a little so that it didn’t bite into the skin but lucky for me the Love Drug accessory is unrigged mesh and copayable so I was able to make some backups in case of mistakes. The gift comes with an extensive hud and you can spend hours experimenting and figuring out the perfect color combination. Best of all the Love Drug accessory is completely free. Just head on down to the Glutz main store to get the clue for the Quest Fur Cover Hunt that is running until the 31st of this month. Once you find the prize, buy for 0L.

The best cure headshot

Speaking of hunts did you know that there’s a really interesting one going on at 7 Deadly s{K}ins? I’m always looking for new hunt experiences and enjoy mulling over the clues so the Witch Hunt going on now at 7 Deadly s{K}ins was truly a fun experience. You’ll need to buy a hud for 1L at the front courtyard of the store and from there hunt for bones. Don’t worry the hud will help you keep track of which bones you’ve found and there’s a grand prize to be had as well. The skin I’m wearing in the picture above is one of the hunt prizes and is called Zara and comes in the tone taupe with cleavage and no cleavage options for classic skin. There are also appliers for Slink, Tango, Wowmeh and Phatazz included. I simply love the light dusting of freckles all over the skin’s face and body. The little details are always so spiffy aren’t they? The hunt at 7 Deadly s{K}ins lasts till the end of the month and there are prizes for guys as well so grab a friend and head on down.

 

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On Sheidey…

Skin- 7 Deadly s{K}ins Zara (Witch Hunt Prize/1L for hud to join)
Hair – Hair – Malo (@ Salem Event)
Eyes – Arise Sunny Eyes Grey (Past SL13B Gift)
Feet – Slink High
Outfit – Brandy’s Boutique Nurse Betty (0L/FabFree Group Gift/No join fee required)
Thigh accessory – Glutz Love Drug (Quest Fur Cover Hunt Prize/0L)
Shoes – Renegade Footwear Ella (Midnight Mania/0L/No group join required)

Pose: Overflow poses Gift 5 (0L/Marketplace)

Sim: Private Location
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PoshTale At Midnight

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Greetings Fabulous Readers! In the market for a pretty new gown?  If you are… and when aren’t we, really?…  Do make a trip to PoshTale and give the midnight mania board a slap.  It currently locks down at just 25 and there is no need to join the group.  When it locks down, you’ll be sent the Tulla Gown as I am showing today with two texture change HUDS for free!  One HUD contains 11 silk prints and the other contains 11 simple solids.  This beautiful gown comes in XXS-L mesh sizes and includes two alpha layer options for those on the system body.
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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Annie
Head Applier – Glam Affair Nancy
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Armor
Hair – Elua Kira
Dress – PoshTale Tulla Gown (free / 0L / midnight mania board prize)
Necklace – Pure Poison Melisandre
Shoes – Empire Cyclamen (free group gift / 0L / 499L to join) – Previously shown by Prudence [HERE]
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – It All Starts With A Smile

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