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Memories of France

Memories of France

I lived in France for a while when I was a teenager.  I really didn’t appreciate it at all at first.  My parents took a year off work and we headed over there.  In my mind, they had taken me away from all my friends and whatever other charms the 90’s held – I assume flannel shirts, Weezer and Jolt Cola.  But as the year we spent there went on, I came to realise that Southern France was quite a charming place (understatement of the century).  I spent a bit of time on the “La Clef des Champs” sim today, pretending I was in Provence.  All that’s missing is the lavender scent!

Toujours Provence

Perhaps my look doesn’t have much to do with the dry heat and fields of Provence, but I do like a bit of incongruousness.   I found a whole bunch of gorgeous gifts at the EBento event this month!  Join the group for free, and you can pick up several fun things.  Here’s what I’m wearing:

  • Beauty Marks by Session (For Lelutka and Catwa Heads) (Free @ Ebento)
  • SlackGirl Bento Nails (Belleza, Slink, Eve, Altamura, Maitreya, Tonic, Tuty and Vista) (Free @ Ebento)
  • Arte Eyeshadow (Lelutka, Catwa and System Heads) (Free @ Ebento)
  • Pose by PoSEsioN (5 in the box!) (Free @ Ebento)

Run on over and see what other gorgeousness you can find at EBento!

The Next Chapter

I also have another gift from The Chapter Four to show you – this top by Have Unequal comes in both black and white and works on Maitreya bodies.  Don’t you love the little clasps on it?  I like a good detail on my clothing!  If you haven’t been to The Chapter Four, do hurry up and nip over – it’s their 5th anniversary.  Join the group for 10 Lindens and get a whole lotta gifts!

I hope you find a bit of heaven in SL today!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top – Have Unequal Valerie Top (Free Gift at The Chapter Four/Group is 10L to Join)

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Beauty Marks – Session Moles (Free Group Gift at EBento)
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Eyeshadow Applier –  Arte Verity (Free Group Gift at EBento)
Bento Nails – SlackGirl Flow (Free Group Gift at EBento)
Lipstick Applier –   Sn@tch Ultra Gloss Lipstick
Eyelash Applier – Pout! Divine Lashes (Available at The Dollhouse Event)
Hair – Magika Trouble
Pose – PosESioN Bento Ocean (Free Group Gift at EBento)
Sim – La Clef des Champs

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Not Goodbye, but Thank You

Butterflies

Not Goodbye, but Thank You…

I looked long and hard for the right quote to begin this post and the only one I could find that was fitting was this:

“This is not goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you.”

To all of you Fabulous readers, to my FabFree team… to those who gave me hunt tips… and to my hunting partner-in-crime Damian, “Thank you” for what would have been three glorious years of blogging coming up this next month.

I Do have to say Farewell for now, however, and so this will be a parting post. If only for a while. Real life has intruded in the form of some health issues and I have to take some time to focus on myself. I will still take some pictures and keep up my Flickr as time allows with my partner-in-crime and hunting buddy that you all have read about now and then and who I am finally giving a name to… my beloved Damian.

And now… the gifts:

This beautiful green dress is one of many free gifts at the anniversary round of We  ❤ RP right now. Don’t worry if you can’t get in right away, as it’s going on all month. You’ll find this dress at the Entice booth. “Be My Wench” comes in sizes to fit TMP, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Venus, and a Fitmesh.  There is also an alpha included.

Zoom in…

If you zoom in on my hands in the picture you’ll notice my nails… errr claws. I couldn’t resist these Maitreya exclusive claws in black for Maitreya Bento Hands. They are by Meva and move with your Bento animations. They are gorgeous! These are also free at We ❤ RP. Pick them up while you have the chance!

Jewelry anyone?

I am a lover of pretty baubles and my jewelry is free this month too. Just slap the subscriber at Graffitiwear and you’ll get this Sunstone set which includes the necklace, earrings and a ring. The entire set matches perfectly and goes well with the Be My Wench Dress.

And Fameshed!

Love showed you some great gifts from Fameshed in her post [here]. I had gone and checked out the booths and just like We ❤ RP, it is their anniversary round and there are glorious free gifts to be had. If you stop by the Elikatira booth, clicking the gift box with your free Fameshed group active will give you a gift box with three hairs inside! Each is a fatpack of essential colors. I’m showing off Maren in the picture above.

Last but not least…

… my swarm of butterflies (and the tiny little butterfly hair piece which is separate from the swarm) are also a free gift at Fameshed. Just pick them up from the Wasabi Pills vendor, unpack and wear! The hairpiece is perfect for a pretty addition to any hair and the swarm is perfect for photographs.

At last…

One last word… thank you to all of you for everything. I’ve enjoyed every picture, every kind word, every blog post, every reader tip and comment. You are all wonderful. Thank you for being part of my adventure with FabFree. I hope to see you all again when my real life allows!  ❤ Astrid ~

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara V4.1
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Marta Applier in Exotic
Eyes – Lotus – Gaze Eyes 09
Hair – Elikatira – Maren (Free Fameshed Group Gift @ Fameshed/Group is Free to Join)
Butterflies – Wasabi Pills – Butterflies headpiece and swarm (Free Fameshed Group Gift @ Fameshed/Group is Free to Join)
Jewelry – Graffitiwear – Sunstone Necklace & Earrings (Free Subscriber Gift for May)
Claws – Meva – Mira Claws Black (Free We ❤ RP Group Gift @ We ❤ RP/Group is Free to Join)
Dress – Entice – Be My Wench Forest (Free We ❤ RP Group Gift @ We ❤ RP/Group is Free to Join)

Sim Location – Cherry Blossom

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Soaking in Summer Love

Soaking in Summer Love
“Ahhhh… It just doesn’t get any better than this!”

The Summer Loving Hunt began today and there are some amazing summer themed hunt gifts that you’ll probably wear and wear again.  The hunt icon you’ll be looking for is a beach ball and all of them will be sold at 0L.  All that hunting wore me the heck out, so I am taking a nice long soak in some of my new prizes…  Thank goodness ChicChica was offering a bevvie!  I am showing off a few of the prizes in my post here today, but there is a long list of stops.  You can find the slurls and hints at their official blog [HERE].

In my photo you’ll find the following FREE Summer Loving Hunt Prizes:

  • Nerido Summer Bikini – Summertime:  Fitted for Maitreya Lara, this two piece set is covered in delicious summer treats.
  • -:xk:- Dolphin Necklace:  HUD included with four metal options.
  • ChicChica Mimosa: Bento animated to hold or rez.
  • Chocolate Atelier Anfisa: Pastel Nail Appliers in a pink or blue option (Maitreya compatible)

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy
Nail Appliers – Chocolate Atelier Anfisa (free / 0L / Summer Lovin Hunt)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Ears – Mandala Steking Ears
Hair –Elua Oceana

Bikini – Nerido Summer Bikini (Maitreya) – Summertime (free / 0L / Summer Lovin Hunt)
Necklace – -:xk:- Dolphin Necklace  (free / 0L / Summer Lovin Hunt)
Mimosa – ChicChica Mimosa  (free / 0L / Summer Lovin Hunt)

Sim – Luane’s World

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Thrills and Frills

Thrills and Frills

The other day, Astrid mentioned that I needed to get out and have an adventure.  She was quite right, so I snuck on over to Cythera, land of swamps and mists.  As I plodded my way around the bogs, seeking out thrills, I figured I’d best get some selfies done before an alligator decided to chomp off my legs or some such.  Where’s the nearest Starbucks in this swamp anyway?!

Frills

Although I’m seeking out thrills, I did manage to grab some frills when I was at the Gachaland event the other day.  I showed you some of the hair I got for free yesterday, but toady I’m showing off a whole lot more!  Check out what I got:

  • Hair by Analog Dog (So cute with the headband – loads of different textures to choose from!) Free!
  • Bracelet by Aseriz – Free!
  • Earrings by Nanika – Free!
  • Nail Polish applier by Livia (Comes with Omega, Maitreya, Slink, and Vista as well as Astralia Nails) – Free!
  • Pose by Vo.Z (There are 4 poses in this pack) – Free!

Get over to Gachaland and join the Gimme Gacha group for free, then pick up all your gifts.

Seriously though, something just pushed past my leg and I’m not joking!

xox
Aline

Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Bracelet – Aseriz Sali Bracelet (Free Gift at Gachaland)
Earrings – Nanika Viola Earrings (Free Gift at Gachaland)
Top – Reign Thermal Onesie

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Euphoric Dolly Babe Eyes
Eyeshadow Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Lipstick Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Nail Polish Applier – Livia Gradient Nails (Free Gift at Gachaland)
Tattoo – Sn@tch Filligree Sternum Tattoo
Hair – Analog Dog Chella (Free Gift at Gachaland)
Pose – Vo.Z Gachaland (Free Gift at Gachaland)
Sim – Cythera

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Fab Free Designer of the Week – 04/07/2018 – Ari’s Bazaar

Ari's Bazaar
Happy Weekend Fab Free’rs! Thank’s for being here. This week Ari’s Bazaar is the featured Fab Free Designer of the week. The fashion style of the clothing at Ari’s Bazaar is super feminine. You’ll find pretty casual wear and beautiful formal gowns. There are also some nice nail appliers to go with all the new dresses you’ll be tempted to buy! The Ari’s Bazaar shop is small, which I like because it’s very easy to see everything and nothing is hard to find. There’s even a small section of more seasonal clothing such as swimwear upstairs. To get to the second floor, find the “Teleport” sign near the desk and then look for the teleport disc on the floor. All the gifts and group offers however are conveniently on the first floor in the main room.

Ari's Bazaar Gifts
The Ari’s Bazaar group gift is just inside the entrance on the wall by the door. This cute gift is FREE to Ari’s Bazaar group members, and the group is FREE to join. You’ll notice right away there are a few gifts for store associated groups such as Fabulously Free in SL on the wall to the right. You’ll need to wear the right group tag for each of these gifts. The Fabulously Free in SL group is FREE to join. You won’t want to miss the cute purple dress that is an exclusive for Fab Free group members. On the same wall there are 2 Ari’s Bazaar group lucky letter boards and a Daily Prize board. Just don’t forget your Ari’s Bazaar group tag to participate! Happy shopping Fab Free!


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Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

Hello there Fabulous Readers!

Like Serena in her The Wearin’ O’ The Green Post, I have done a little Finders Keepers hunting myself and found a few free things to show you today!  I am not sure I have a drop of Irish in me (I could be wrong, I haven’t done the DNA test yet!), but that didn’t stop me from participating in this St.Patrick’s Day themed hunt because so many of my favourite stores are participating and the prizes are superb!  As Serena mentioned, this hunt runs until Saturday, March 24th so you’ll need to get on the hunting trail ASAP!

Not Just For St.Patrick’s Day

Many of these prizes are green or shamrocky in nature of course, in the celebration of St.Patrick’s Day which was on Saturday, but some of these hunt gifts are great for any old day like the ones I am displaying today.

Find these three FREE Finders Keepers Hunt Prizes:

  • Sintiklia Hair Chris – Bento and non Bento version – Four colours (green, white, blonde & ginger) – FREE / Finders Keepers Hunt
  • Besom Perfect Nails Straight – Lara, Slink, Vista  – HUD – 8 metallic colour options – FREE / Finders Keepers Hunt
  • Kaithleen’s Snow Dress in green with four back lace colour options – FREE / Finders Keepers Hunt

Dress Sizes Included:

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass
  • Belleza Freya, Isis & Venus

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier – Glam Affair Wendy (featured @ C88)
Mesh Bento Nails – BESOM Perfect Nails Straight (free / Finders Keepers Hunt)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Sintiklia Hair Chris (free / Finders Keepers Hunt)

Dress – Kaithleen’s Snow Dress Green (free / Finders Keepers Hunt)
Earrings – Izzie’s Bow Earrings

Pose – LW Poses My Heart Will Go On
Sim – Luane’s Magical World
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The Wearin’ O’ The Green

Wearin' o' the Green

Irish is in My DNA

You know those TV commercials where people talk about their DNA test results? Well, mine shows that I’m more than a quarter Irish. So, St. Patrick’s Day is kind of a big deal in my house, and as you can see, I did a little celebrating last night at Hunny’s Pub. :mrgreen:

And my outfit? I didn’t spend a single Linden, thanks to amazing gifts from the Finders, Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt. I was able to find a dress, hair, necklace, makeup, and nails… all for FREE!

Oh, and I skipped the pint of Guinness because Hunny’s was serving a special St. Patrick’s Day cocktail that I’ll tell you about below (also free).

Luck of the Irish?

Not really, but I’m sure it doesn’t hurt. This isn’t a difficult hunt, but I’ll admit that some of the gifts are really well hidden!

The Hair

FABIA Mesh Hair set out this sexy, mussed ‘do as their St. Patrick’s Day Hunt gift. Adriana comes in a fatpack of colors and includes an alpha.

The Necklace

I love this shamrock necklace from Violetility, especially the Celtic-inspired design. The Leprechaun Necklace comes in one size and does not include a resizer, but it is modifiable so you can right-click > edit > stretch if you need to change the size.

The Dress

My dress was the gift from Decoy. The Lillie Dress comes in grass green, as well as the shamrocks version that I’m wearing. It is sized for Maitreya and Slink Hourglass mesh bodies.

The Makeup & Nails

I stopped at LIVIA to grab their gift: the Envy Eyeshadow & Nail Appliers. 3 different eyeshadows are included, with appliers for Catwa, LeLutka, Omega, and tattoo layers for classic avatars.

The nails include 5 different designs for hands and feet, with appliers for Maitreya, Slink, Vista, and Omega-enabled Bento hands.

LIVIA // Envy Eyeshadow & Nails GIFT

The Drink

No St. Patrick’s Day party is complete without an adult beverage, right? And thankfully, ChicChica was serving up exactly what I needed. The St. Patrick’s Day Special Cocktail comes with a sprig of mint and a lucky four-leaf clover charm on the straw. Just what you need to quench your virtual thirst! 😀

About The Hunt

The Finders, Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt will continue through 24 March 2018. Each store has a free hunt item as well as a special discounted item for sale.

Click HERE for a list of stores and hints, or join the Finders, Keepers Hunt Events in-world group to grab the hunt HUD, as well as a few extra gifts. 🙂

Sláinte!

❤ Serena

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Enea (featured @ March Collabor88)
Eyeshadow: LIVIA Envy Eyeshadow (free gift / Finder’s Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Lipgloss: Izzie’s Fae Lipgloss
Necklace: Violetility Leprechaun Necklace (free gift / Finder’s Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Hair: FABIA Adriana (free gift / Finder’s Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Body: Maitreya Lara
Nails: LIVIA Envy Nail Appliers (free gift / Finder’s Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Dress: Decoy Lillie Dress Shamrock (free gift / Finder’s Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Cocktail: ChicChica St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail (free gift / Finder’s Keepers St. Patrick’s Day Hunt)
Pose by La Baguette
Photographed at Hunny’s Pub – O’Hare’s Gap

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It’s A Gift

A Gift
Hellooo Fab Free’rs! Recently I’ve found myself inspired by a blast from my days as a role player. I’d almost forgotten how much fun it is to add some fantasy and perhaps even a little darkness into the looks I create.  So today I have two new group gifts to share with you, one from Cureless, and one from Dirty Princess. This look also incorporates several previous group gifts, most of which are still available!

The Heart – I come baring a gift! Don’t worry, this heart isn’t mine. It’s a recent group gift at Cureless. This anatomical heart is a prop for the pose shown, and there is a second heart with this gift that has a similar hold pose. Also there is a color change hud so you can pick between 6 preset colors. Also, the moon bindi, and cat eyes are previous Cureless group gifts that are still available! The Cureless group is 50 linden to join.

The Lingerie – This pretty pink lingerie is a FREE group gift at Dirty Princess. In honor of Valentine’s Day they set out this cute little set. It really is very cute on! It comes in a single mesh size, and in the pink color shown only. The Dirty Princess group is FREE to join. Also, please keep in mind that the windlight setting I used for my photo (Fairy warm pinks Paulina) gives a pink hued light. So the lingerie is a slightly different shade of pink than shown. I really think you’ll love it, if you’re into pink!

Here are the details, enjoy!

Hair – TRUTH VIP November – Ginevra – *Fatpack 500L for VIP Group Members *Originally Blogged Here

Horns – Alchemy~ Demon Horns –  Skye – Past We ❤ RP Exclusive

Skin –   Essences – Cinnamon – Medium02

Head – CATWA HEAD Gwen

Moon Bindi – CURELESS [+] Moonlight Jewels – FREE Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join *Originally Blogged Here

Eyes –  CURELESS [+] Cat Eye Syndrome – FREE Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join *Originally Blogged Here

Makeup – Shiny Stuffs~ CATWA Mei Applier set

Lingerie – *Dirty Princess* Pretty Valentine Princess – FREE Group Gift/Group is FREE to Join

Nails –  Pink Hustler – *PH* V.I.P Group Gift // bento nail “WITCH” – FREE Group Gift/Group is 400L to Join *Originally Blogged Here

Tattoos –  Absence –  Maritime Rose Tattoo

Heart w/Pose – CURELESS[+] Valentine’s Heart  – FREE Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join

Body/Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

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Shop Your Heart Out & Get FREE GIFTS!

SYHO1
Hello Fabulouses and happy Saturday! As I mentioned yesterday, I made it into Second Life’s Annual Valentine’s Day Shopping Event called Shop Your Heart Out, which is offering a wide variety of creations with huge discounts and free gifts from every vendor!  As it just opened up on February 8th, it is still pretty difficult to teleport into, but persistence pays off!  This event runs until February 26th, so no need to panic as there is plenty of time to get in.   I am sure it will be at least a little quieter in a few days.

What I’m Showing You Today

I am still unboxing gifts (and purchases lol) as there was a massive amount, and there will be more shown on FabFree but I am featuring two of the gifts in my photos today.  One by Thalia Heckroth and the other by Alaskametro.  All gifts are either priced at 0L to buy or delivery upon touch.  If one doesn’t work – try the other, but no group is required to pick them up.

Thalia Heckroth offers their breathtaking Helena Gown in a divine Valentine’s Day Edition which is a soft shade of sweetheart pink.  This Maitreya specific dress drapes beautifully down to the floor and has a little bit of capping to the sleeves.

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At the Alaskametro display, you can pick up the Confetti Heart Cheek Glitter and Heart Nail Polish in three colour sets as a free gift for visiting!

  • Cheek Glitter: Omega and system avatar compatible
  • Heart Nail Polish:  Slink, Maitreya and Omega compatible – three colour sets!

alaskametro<3 gift for Shop Your Heart Out

 

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Catya
Head Applier –  DeetaleZ Maxille 2
Cheek Glitter – Alaskametro Confetti Heart Cheek Glitter  (free / 0L / SYHO Event)
Nail Appliers – Alaskametro Hearts Nail Polish  (free / 0L / SYHO Event)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – TRUTH Valentina

Dress – Thalia Heckroth Helena Gown – Valentines Edition (free / 0L / SYHO Event)
Hair Accessory – Zenith Summer Flower Crown

Pose  by Le Poppycock
Sim – Serena Coral Cay

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Fuchsia Dreams

Swinging My Cares Away
Hello Fabulouses!  When I saw that Love and Aline had picked up some wonderful outfits at the Cart Wash, Ripley and I just had to teleport there and mosey around.  I’m so glad we did!  I scooped up my top, jeans and boots over at the Brandy’s Boutique display for just 10L, and also indulged in a new manicure from the Defiant Unicorn cart for 10L.

Flirty Fucshia

With a romantic top, snug fitting blue jeans, and sexy, thigh-high boots, the Innocent Lace Fuchsia outfit is sure to please!  A cheery ribbon adds a bright pop of color, and grommets along the hemline and neckline provide visual interest.  I like the way the top portion of the fabric is solid, but the bottom is fashioned from translucent lace.  Medium blue denim pants and over-the-knee, curve-hugging boots keep your legs toasty warm.  If the bright pink of the bow is not your style, you can find gold or green bow versions at the Brandy’s Boutique display, all for only 10 little Linden dollars.

Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Standard Classic
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • Ebody
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique

Polish It Up

For just the right finishing touch, I slicked on Val’s Polish from Defiant Unicorn.  The glossy red and pink shades in the applier HUD are just perfect for the upcoming holiday.  They were super easy to apply to my Maitreya mesh body, and provide an easy way to add glam to your look for just 10L.  You can get a better view of this pretty polish in my close up shot below:

Full of Thought

If you haven’t been to the Wash to check out the Cart Sale, I’d highly recommend a visit.  There are so many wonderful, budget-friendly Fabulous Finds just awaiting discovery!  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Vista Lia

Head Applier:  YS&YS Miki

Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Coffee

Hair:  Truth Hair Zoya (with long wisps from Sugar added)

Jewelry:  Indulge Temptation Oriental Dream Necklace and Earrings

Manicure:  Defiant Unicorn Val’s Polish (10L at the Wash Cart Sale)

Top, Jeans and Boots:  Brandy’s Boutique Innocent Lace Fucshsia (10L at the Wash Cart Sale)

Pose:  (full body shot)  Zuma Jupiter’s HPMD Branch Log Swing (located at the Elvenshire sim)

(close up) Infiniti

Sim:  Elvenshire

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