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Get Into My Car


Get into My Car

There are some fashion items that though they speak of another decade, they are timeless. I feel that way about dresses with peter-pan collars. Needless to say, I had to show this dress by Fashionably Dead. It’s their free gift in celebration of Second Life’s 16th Birthday. I think it happens to go perfectly with Lamb’s gift hairstyle for SL16B, and the gift set of pastel lip colors Alaskametro has out as their free SL16B gift. I felt like a 1960s fashion model with a modern edge. Keep reading for more info on each of these fantastic freebies.

I really love this free SL16B gift dress by Fashionably Dead. It comes in a wide range of solid colors, and has a girlish but still grown up look to it. The Fashionably Dead shop for SL16B is located in the Gilded region. This cute dress comes in the following sizes for each color: Maitreya Lara, Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Belleza (Isis, Freya).

This flowing over the shoulders hairstyle is the free SL16B gift by Lamb. It comes in a full fatpack of colors. It also has a hairbase style hud with the choice of hiding or showing the hairbase feature. Lamb’s shop is in SL16B’s Tinseled region. You’ll find this generous freebie waiting there.

Lastly, but far from least, I couldn’t complete my modern retro look without some shimmery lips. Alaskametro put out a pretty Omega applier “Bubblegum” lip gloss pallet as their free SL16B gift. It has 6 frosty pastel shades, and an additional feature that lets you pick from 3 different lip shapes for each color. I think that is a really cool option. This fabulous gift also has one more unique feature that I really like, there’s a button on the hud that will send you the classic system layers for this lip gloss set. Alaskametro is in the SL16B Halcyon region, which is where you’ll find this awesome makeup freebie.

Happy shopping Fab Free, here are the details:

Hair – Lamb. Angel – Free Gift @SL16B Tinseled
Head – Catwa – Koura
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Sunglasses – Cae :: Verano :: Sunglasses – Currently @SummerFest
Lip Gloss – alaskametro<3 “Bubblegum” lip gloss – Omega/Classic – Free Gift @SL16B Halcyon
Dress – Fashionably Dead – (fd) Youthquake Dress – Free Gift @SL16B Gilded
Tattoo – Ivory & Rose – Downhearted Tattoo
Pose by Foxcity
Photo taken at Time Portal


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Bohemian Bungalo


Bohemian Bungalo

Hello and happy weekend Fab Free’rs! The Imaginarium event started today and I am so happy to be able to share with you this lush furniture, food, and décor gacha set by Petite Mort. The set is called “Summer Gazebo” and I have to say if I had a gazebo like this one in my real life, I might never leave it. The set is just 50 linden per play and includes all the furniture, food items, and décor shown except the cats. Even the gazebo structure itself is part of the set. There are 9 total common items, 2 rares, and the decadent raspberry cake is an event exclusive awarded after 20 plays. Don’t miss out, the Imaginarium event is open June 1st through June 31st.

Here are the details

Petite Mort – Summer Gazebo Gacha Set @Imaginarium – 50L /play

  • Summer Gazebo Rare
  • Summer Gazebo Daybed Rare
  • Summer Gazebo Coffee Table
  • Summer Gazebo Pillow (Blue, Cream, Berry)
  • Summer Gazebo Parakeet Cage
  • Summer Gazebo Rug (1,2,3)
  • Summer Gazebo Tea Set
  • Summer Gazebo Potted Plant
  • Summer Gazebo Side Table
  • Summer Gazebo Raspberry Cake – Event Exclusive

Cats – Fashionably Dead – Posed Cats – 50L per/play
Trees – 3D Trees – Young Birch w/Ferns – 70L on the Marketplace
Photo Taken at a Private Location


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Late Afternoon


Late Afternoon

Hello Fab Free’rs! Sometimes you just need to sit and have a quiet moment. Yesterday was that kind of day for me, nothing sad or unfortunate, just some quiet time to reflect. It was good, and needed. I also had a little bit of time to pick up some recent group gifts that I’m happy I get to share with you. Keep reading and as always, I’ll give you all the information about each of these fabulous finds.

The Outfit – Pru’s cute froggy top and plaid pants are the latest free gift for Fabulously Free in SL group members by C!L. You can’t see it as well in my photo, but the shirt is cropped and knotted in the front. I love this for a cute casual Valentine look. The outfit comes in several sizes and is suitable for classic avatars. If you’re not already a Fab Free group member, you should be! The Fab Free group is always free to join.

Sizes Included: Standard Mesh (xs -XL), Slink (Physique, Hourglass), Belleza (Isis, Venus, Freya), TMP

The Bracelet Hot Elegant Clothing or “HEC” put out a cute bracelet set out as a new group gift. It comes in a few sizes to best fit specific mesh bodies. Also, there is a hud that will let you completely customize the color of individual sections of the bracelets. I’ve included the vendor photo below so you can get a closer look. The HEC group has a one time join fee of 25 linden.

Sizes Included: Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), Slink (Physique, Hourglass) Maitreya Lara
HEC (GROUP GIFT) • DEMI LOVE BRACELET GIFT MHY40-119

The Bench – This adorably rustic heart bench is a free group gift at Reka. The Reka group is free to join. It has a few female sit poses, a few male sit poses, and several cuddles. I love the over all look of this sweet free gift, especially the way the bench curves toward the center. This freebie is waiting at the Reka landing point. There’s also a group joiner since you’ll need to be wearing the Reka group tag.

Here are the details!

Hair –  DOUX – Dreamdoll Hairstyle [Fades]
Hair base – Just Magnetized – Basic Hairbase – set 10
Skin – Essences – Vanya
Head – CATWA HEAD Koura Bento
Top & Pants – :.C!L.: Flamboyant Frog Love Top & Pants Set – Free Fab Free Group Gift/Fab Free Group is Free to Join
Tattoos – Ivory & Rose – I&R Downhearted tattoo
Bracelet – HEC – DEMI Love Rigged Bracelet GIFT MHY40-119 – Free Group Gift/Group is 25L to Join 
Shoes – friday – Niki Janes (Midnight/Plaid B&W)
Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Bench w/Pose – ReKa. Lovers Bench – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join 
Cat – Fashionably Dead – (fd) Cat – 07 Sitting Down
Short Grass – Roawenwood – {RW} Green Grass Mesh
Long Grass – Heart-VR-Meadow Patches-Buffalo Grass-P12
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A Summer Hideaway

Summer Hideaway

Happy weekend, fabulous readers! I was too lazy to even get my virtual self dressed today, so I thought I would share a few home and garden freebies instead.

Shelter Me

First off is this lovely Garden Shelter, which is a group gift from KraftWork. It’s a dark wood on the inside, and it looks like it was carved into a rock on the backside. The whole thing clocks in at just 9 LI. The 3 lights on the back wall are included.

Next is the cozy bench. DMG set out this Outdoor Seating as their June group gift. At 5 LI, it includes animations for singles as well as cuddles.

The pretty planters you see here are the latest group gift from Shutter Field. The Tuscan Planters come in a tall version (on the left) and a short version (on the right). Both are 2 LI each.

Because They Were There

I wasn’t looking for them, but I managed to pick up a few extra gifts while I was out:

  • See the little bird on the arm of the Outdoor Seating (if not, you can click the photo to make it bigger). He’s a Spring Blue Jay and can be found as a free gift at La Galleria. This cutie is just 1 LI and has an “intermittent sound script” with touch for on/off. Note: there are quite a few other gifts at this store, so be sure to take a look around.
  • The Plaster Candles on the table are a free gift at Apple Fall. They are 2 LI and you can turn the flame on and off with a touch.
  • Last but not least are the Macarons in a Box on the table. These are also a free gift at Apple Fall and are just 1 LI. Aline showed them in her post HERE, but they might not have been a free gift at the time. Be sure to grab them NOW while they’re free!

Enjoy!

❤ Serena

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Decor Items…

KraftWork Garden Shelter (group gift / 25L to join)
BLUE SKY Peacock Mirror
DMG Outdoor Seating (group gift / free to join)
Fashionably Dead Cat – 12 Curious (50L in-store gacha)
La Galleria Spring Blue Jay (free gift / 0L)
Shutter Field Tuscan Planters (group gift / 20L to join)
[CIRCA] “Luna Bay” Terra Ocean Pot Birds of Paradise Planter
[CIRCA] “Luna Bay” Terra Rust Pot Hibiscus Yellow Planter
REDGRAVE Jonas Rug
Hive Summer’s Rattan Chair
Vespertine Donovan Table Dark
Apple Fall Design Books
Apple Fall Plaster Candles (free gift / 0L)
Apple Fall Macarons in Box (free gift / 0L) Previously blogged by Aline


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Bird Watching

Bird Watching

When I was little, we lived across from a big field (quite unusual for someone growing up in the big city!) and there were always lovely birds coming to visit our backyard.  We saw Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Red Winged Blackbirds quite frequently.  I’d always race to the cupboard to grab my binoculars and our bird book to identify which feathered friends were visiting today.  That either sounds completely nerdy, or insanely cozy… perhaps it’s somewhere in between!  I found the perfect outfit for bird watching – and no binoculars were required to find it!

On Wings

In my travels around the grid, I came upon a shop that’s new to me called Zhora Design.  They currently have this super cute bird-adorned outfit out for free for group members.  Join their group for free, and pick up your own copy.  It comes with the adorable skirt, as well as an omega applier top which comes in several different colours.

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Maitreya
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy
  • Tonic Fine

Beanie Baby

Fashionably Dead also have a new group gift out – this really cute hair and hat combo that comes in a fatpack of colours that range from natural to well…supernatural!  I love when hats are included in hair packs these days, since we all know what hats used to do in SL – look like you were wearing a boat on your head!  This one looks perfectly natural with options to change the colour of the hat as well.  You can grab yours by joining the Fashionably Dead group for 100 Lindens.  There are a few other group gifts out as well, making this group join super worth it!

Have a fantastic weekend Fab Free!

xox
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Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Top and Skirt – Zhora Design Yetsy (Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join)

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
Nail Polish Applier – Maitreya Lara
Lipstick Applier –  Lelutka Cate
Eyelash Applier – Pout! Divine Lashes
Hair – Fashionably Dead Beanie Baby Hair (Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to join)
Pose – Foxcity Breather V2
Backdrop – Ami-Hai Midsummer Memories

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An Open Letter to Spring

An Open Letter to Spring

Dear Spring,

I know you’re still really far away, but I’d like you to come back to me.  I am aware that it is February and I live in the frozen North, but such petty little details shouldn’t keep us apart!  I’m sure whichever part of the world you’re in right now won’t mind if you come this way just a little sooner.  I promise.

Forever Yours,

Aline

Spring Hopes

I know.  I’m weird.  What isn’t weird, is this really gorgeous spring-inspired dress by Fashionably Dead.  They’ve put out a group gift for Valentine’s day that comes with an HUD to change to a myriad of different flowery textures.  I love it.  You can pick up this dress by joining the Fashionably Dead group for 100L.  There are several other gifts out as well for your paltry fee!

Sizes

  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Maitreya
  • Physique

New Hair? Where!?

Sintiklia are up to their old tricks again, placing a new group gift out at their store.  You can grab this full fatpack of hair (that has several different bangs in the box, as well as a styler HUD for completely different looks), by joining the Sintiklia group for 100L.  There are plenty of gifts out there as well, making this group join super worth it.

Maybe if I dress for spring, it will come! It’s worth a try…

xox
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Aline is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress– Fashionably Dead Sweet Valentine Dress (Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to join) 
Clutch – Miss Chelsea Lulu Clutch Gold
Shoes – Dead Dollz PlayBunny Shoes
Choker – Open Collar Turian Rainbow

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Cate
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Cate
Eyebrows– Jumo Britani
Eyes– Mesange Goldmine
Eyeshadow Applier – Lelutka Cate
Lipstick Applier – Lelutka Cate
Nail Polish Applier – Mug Metallic Foil Fingers (Free Gift at the Cosmetic Fair)
Hair – Sintiklia Angela (Free Group Gift/Group is 100L to join)
Pose – CNZ Lovely 3
Backdrop – RAMA Rama’s Cafe

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A New York State of Mind

New York State of Mind

Hello, fabulous readers! If you’re looking for a place to live with a bit of a retro feel, then I’ve got the spot for you! This beautiful, New York studio apartment can be yours for the low, low price of FREE! 😀

But first, a bit about the furnishings.

Fancy Decor offers a new group gift each month, and ALL of the past gifts are still available! The glass console table you see here is the most recent gift. Other gifts pictured here are the chair, lamp, bell ornament, picture frame, and the clasp boxes under the table. Just join the Fancy Decor in-world group, and these – plus many more – gorgeous home furnishings will be yours!

The artwork you see on the walls are free gifts from The Loft Furniture. They’ve been around for a while, but I thought they added the perfect art deco look to this apartment. You can find the gifts HERE, but in the event that you get tp’d back to the landing point, you’ll need to walk to the west side of the store to find them. Alternatively, you could do an area search for items that are 0L. There are 4 art deco posters available as gifts.

Please keep in mind that The Loft is a large store with many items so it may take a while to load all the textures. Sometimes teleporting out and back in helps speed things up.

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Ok, now for the skybox details.

Apple Fall has quietly set this cozy New York Apartment skybox as a free gift. But in order to get it for free, you need to follow these directions:

  • When you arrive at the Apple Fall store landing spot, walk straight ahead towards the mainstore to the teleporter.
  • Click the teleporter and select “New York Apartment” from the blue menu.
  • Hop on the teleporter.
  • When you arrive at the demo skybox, walk around the corner and click the big “Buy Me” tag to purchase for 0L.

I don’t know how long the skybox will be available for free, so if you want it, don’t delay!

New York State of Mind

You don’t like brick? That’s ok!

Click on the back wall (the whitish part you see here) to change the textures. There are 3 different versions available, as well as a “blank” version so you can add your own textures.

Size is about 15 x 12 meters. 10 LI.

This is a cute little apartment with a cool view of the New York skyline, made with the quality you’d expect from Apple Fall. 🙂

Enjoy!

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Decor Items…
Apple Fall New York Studio Apartment (free gift / 0L)
Apple Fall Fabrique Rug
The Loft Vogue 1930 (free gift / 0L)
Apple Fall Canvas Tote
Apple Fall Grass Pot (50L)
Fancy Decor Swaen Dining Chair (group gift / 250L to join)
Fashionably Dead Cat 02 Sleeping Curled (50L gacha)
Fashionably Dead Cat 12 Curious (50L gacha)
Essenz Romania Shoe Decor (past gift, no longer available)
Sway’s Floria Hanging Plants
Fancy Decor Glass Console (group gift / 250L to join)
Fancy Decor Small Lamp (group gift / 250L to join)
Fancy Decor 2017 Ornament (group gift / 250L to join)
Fancy Decor Photo Frame (group gift / 250L to join)
Fancy Decor Clasp Boxes (group gift / 250L to join)
Dutchie Euro coins (free gift / 0L)
The Loft Jacks Iron
{what next} House Plant Eucalyptus
{what next} House Plant Rubber Tree 
The Loft New York (free gift / 0L)
The Loft Welcome (free gift / 0L)

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Hey, Turkey!

Hey, Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving, fabulous readers! 😀

I walked outside this morning and found Mr. Tom waddling around on my front porch. I don’t think he realizes how dangerous it is for him to be out and about, today of all days. If he doesn’t wind up on somebody’s dinner table, then I’m pretty sure my neighbor’s cat (lurking in the background) has his own ideas for him!

Company Ready

I’m all dressed up and ready for the Fab Family to come over for Thanksgiving dinner!

My festive attire is the latest group gift from Ever An’ Angel. The City Lights Bronze outfit is a one-piece mesh pants and top and comes in the following sizes:

  • Fitmesh XS-L with an alpha layer
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

The top is kind of an asymmetrical scarf look that’s cut low in the back and shows a peek of side-boob on the right. Both top and pants are nicely textured in the perfect colors for a fall dinner party.

The Ever An’ Angel in-world group is currently free to join. Also, the Black Friday sale has already started at the mainstore, and everything is marked down to 150L until 9:00 p.m. SLT on Friday evening.

Hey, Turkey

Gacha Gifts

Vendors at the Gacha Garden have set out some really lovely FREE gifts this month, and I was happy to pick up some pretty jewelry items to go with my new outfit:

  • AvaWay has set out the Yellow Sindy Ring for Maitreya Bento hands. It’s a collection of 4 dainty rings for the ring finger of the right or left hand, and it comes in a regular or midi version (I’m wearing midi).
  • BREATHE has set out the October Bracelet. It comes in gold, silver, black, and rose, and includes a resizer menu.
  • The Pretty Pretty Poses that you see here are the gift from KoKoLoReS. 3 Bento poses with mirrors are included in the box.

You do need to join the free Gimme Gacha in-world group in order to pick up the gifts.

Hello, Free French Manicure

While not a Gacha Garden gift, I wanted to point out that my pretty French manicure (of which I didn’t get a good picture) is a free gift from Hello Dave. There are 2 palettes of absolutely-free French manicure colors set out, and you don’t even have to join a group to get them. The nails are compatible with Slink and Maitreya hands, as well as others using the Omega system.

Oh, and don’t forget to pop on your Fab Free group tag while you’re there and pick up the gorgeous new gift for Fab Free group members!

Ok… I’m off to finish up dinner and shoo away Mr. Tom before the neighbor’s cat gets him. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving (to all who celebrate today). We at Fab Free are so thankful to have YOU as a reader! 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Federika (featured @ Collabor88)
Ears: MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5
Hair: Tableau Vivant Bow Updo
Body: Maitreya Lara
Ring: AvaWay Yellow Sindy Ring (Gacha Garden group gift / free to join)
Bracelet: BREATHE October Bracelet (Gacha Garden group gift / free to join)
Nails: Hello Dave French Ready 2 (free gift – no group needed)
Pants/Top: Ever An’ Angel City Lights (group gift / free to join)
Shoes: Livalle Europa Wedges (available on the Marketplace)
Poses: KoKoLoReS Pretty Pretty Poses (Gacha Garden group gift / free to join)

Decor Items…

what next Hello Fall Wreath
what next Hello Fall Mini Tree & Leaves
what next Hello Fall Leaves (50L)
what next Hello Fall Welcome Mat
what next Harvest Sign
Apple Fall Straw Broom (25L)
Fashionably Dead Cat – 11 Sitting (50L in-store gacha)
JIAN Turkey Collection (featured @ District 20)

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Cat Nap

Black Cat Nap

Happy weekend (almost), fabulous readers!

This week at work has been so busy and exhausting. I thought I would just relax on this bench for a bit and take a quick cat nap. I just wish that cat would stop staring at me! I mean, I’m really not spooked by black cats crossing my path, but it IS Friday the 13th, and one really can’t be too careful. 🐱

Casual and Comfortable

I love comfy fall clothes, and this casual, off-the-shoulder sweater dress from Rir Life is no exception. The Long Sleeve Halloween Dress is sized to fit Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink mesh bodies, but there is also an alpha in the folder so it can be worn by classic avatars. The texturing is nicely done, and there’s a sinister-looking Jack O’Lantern face on the front.

To pick up this gift, head over to the Rir Life mainstore and join the Teleport Hub in-world group (10L join fee).

Put a Bow On It

To accessorize, I added a pretty bow choker. The Ribbon Choker is the latest (I think) group gift from The Little Bat. It is unrigged (meaning you can move it around), and the bow comes in 6 different metallic colors: blue, gold, green, pink, red, and silver (which I’m wearing). Click anywhere on the choker to bring up a resize menu.

Getting Hair-y

I popped into Elikatira last weekend to pick up the Fifty Linden Friday sale item, and guess what I found out? There’s a HUGE clearance sale going on, with EVERYTHING priced at least 75% off! I picked up this sultry Olivia hairdo for just 72L if you can believe that. Fatpacks are on sale for 375L.

I don’t know how much longer the sale will last, so I strongly suggest that you don’t wait too long. This is a great opportunity to stock up on some really wonderful hairstyles at a terrific price! 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka May 3.0 (with included skin applier)
Skin Applier: Glam Affair Pia
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Elikatira Olivia (72L on sale)
Choker: The Little Bat Ribbon Choker (group gift / 0L to join)
Sweater: Rir Life Long Sleeve Halloween Dress (Teleport Hub group gift / 10L to join)
Pants: Izzie’s Twinnie Jeggings
Shoes: fri.day Theo Boots
Cat: Fashionably Dead Posed Cats #11 Sitting (50L gacha)
Pose: PD Park Bench (prop on sim)
Location: Luane’s World Romantic Sim

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A Moment to Reflect

A Moment to Reflect

Hello, fab readers! So much is going on in the world right now that I needed a moment to sit and reflect. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you who are in the path of Hurricane Irma right now, and to those of you who are recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. I have family in Florida, so we are anxiously waiting and watching the storm’s progress.

A new group and a new gift

My adorable shirt is the latest group gift from Fashionably Dead. The Cropped Collar Tank is sized for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink mesh bodies, and includes a HUD with a fatpack of 4 different patterns for each. I’m wearing the one on the bottom right, which is actually quite a bit bluer than it appears in the HUD.

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Fashionably Dead has a new in-world group which is currently free to join but will cost 100L after September 25th. They also have a new mainstore on the Lula sim, so be sure to update your landmarks!

Stay safe out there! ❤

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Serena is wearing…

Head: LeLutka Bianca 3.0
Head Applier: Glam Affair Milena
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hair: Tram F1124
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS
Rings: Lassitude & Ennui Boho Rings for Vista Bento Hands
Shirt: Fashionably Dead Cropped Collar Tank (group gift / free to join until 9/25)
Shorts: Pixicat Tova Shorts
Pose: GOOSE Cartwheel Bench
Location: Nieve

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