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Socking It To Me

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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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I Need Vitamin Sea!

Where Ever You Are

Hello there, Fab Free!  Once again, Astrid inspired me, this time by mentioning warm weather (another great idea, Astrid!).  I, too, have been feeling the need to escape gray days, sweaters, and chilly temperatures.  The Salt Water sim provided the perfect tranquil hideaway for Ripley and I.  We enjoyed a lovely afternoon strolling on the beach, walking off those extra midnight margarita calories from Friday night (thank you, Love!).  With nothing but gently crashing waves, the cries of far off seabirds, and tangy breezes, it was a welcome relief from the daily grind.

No Jacket Required

Grateful for the ideal climate and mild temperature, I happily slipped into Abril, a sleek, embroidered free lucky board prize from The Beautiful Ones.  In my last post {HERE}, I showcased a gorgeous TBO gown, and mentioned all the goodies that are included with the 25L join fee for the group.  The chance to win Abril in several different shades is one of those extra bonuses.  The sienna version I am wearing today features an intricate embroidery pattern layered above a background that fades from a deep, reddish brown to a pale, creamy hue.  Sleeveless and figure hugging, this frock is fit for a sophisticated night out, or a casual afternoon with friends, depending on how you accessorize your look.  The prize package contains mesh in standard sizes (XXS, XS, S, M, L) and the coordinating alpha layer.  By adjusting the alpha of my Maitreya Lara mesh body, I was able to wear the classic style just fine.  To add Abril to your inventory, simply head over to The Beautiful Ones, activate your group tag, and make the short trip upstairs where you will find the group-only lucky chair.  While you are there, give the midnight madness boards a tap, and you might be adding more loveliness to your wardrobe, as well!

The Lucky One

Shine On

After donning my new sheath-style dress, I turned around to see Ripley perched on my chair with the Mandala Marketplace shop brought up on my screen.  Upon noticing my raised eyebrow, he gave me a sheepish grin, nudged the monitor, then jumped down so I could check out his latest find.  The pupster struck gold (literally), at 70% off no less, with these Luck earrings in gold and brown.  In a large, hoop style with a beautiful metal texture, and dangles, they matched the tone of my frock perfectly….all for only 57L!  With my free dress and sale priced earrings, I splurged, and scooped up the coordinating Luck necklace for 70 percent off as well.  The necklace has a resize option, which is handy because it comes in a unisex version, and was a bit large for my figure at first, but after a little tweaking, it worked well.  I tossed my canine pal a few Ripley-snacks as I added my new baubles to my outfit, grabbed his leash and his favorite ball, then we journeyed over to the beach for a welcome, stress-free break.  I hope you have a relaxing Sunday yourselves, dear readers.  Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley)

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Kelly

Eyeliner Applier:  Teapi Eyeliner for Catwa Head (35L on the Marketplace)

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

Hair:  Exile Royal Command

Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria

Earrings:  Mandala Luck Earring Gold (57L on the Marketplace – 70% off on sale)

Necklace:  Mandala Luck Necklace Brown and Gold (127L – 70% off on sale)

Dress:  The Beautiful Ones Abril Embroidered Dress (free Group Lucky Board Prize  0L/25L to join)

Shoes:  KC Couture Shoes Brazilia (75L on the Marketplace)

Nail Applier:  ZOZ Rubber Polish

Pose:  Le Poppycock

Sim:  Salt Water

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Extra Extra Read All About It

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Hi there FabFree! I’m just taking the time to enjoy my last day off before I have to go back to work tomorrow…  at least I am trying to.  I just want to read through the entertainment section of The Second Life Times, and my furball is not co-operating.  He’d rather jump around and force me into a game of stick fetch.   While I am here, I thought I would tell you about a really cute dollarbie that I came across on the Marketplace!  Actually, you can pick it up as a free group gift inworld too, if you happen to have the group space.  The group is free to join.

For Just 1 Little Linden…

You can pick up the Flowers Embroidered Dress in both white and black in the Insomnia Store marketplace store, or you can head to the mainstore inworld and join their free group to obtain it as a free group gift.

Sizes available:

  • Fitmesh w/ alpha layer
  • Belleza
  • Maitreya
  • Slink

There are more dollarbies available in the marketplace store, and more group gifts available for pick-up inworld!  Have a great day, I’m off to play fetch!

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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 Azalea
Dress – Insomnia Store Flowers Embroidered Dress (1L / marketplace) or (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Boots – Reign Anaiya Boots (free group gift / 0L / 250L to join)
Sim – Izzie’s
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Far Better Things Ahead

Far Better Things Ahead
Happy New Year, Fabulouses!  After reading about Love and Carson’s New Year’s Eve mis-adventures {HERE}, {HERE}, and {HERE}, I gained a new appreciation for the quiet evening I spent in the company of my canine pal, Ripley.   No last minute trip to the dog park with his pals to share a few Ripley snacks, no lampshade on his head, just a peaceful stroll through The Winter Forest sim, contemplating the big changes we went through in 2016, and anticipating better days ahead in 2017.

Ringing in the New With Style

As I was considering what to wear on my New Year’s Eve, I was happy to see a message from Astrid about the gorgeous and free Christmas Dress 2016 from The Beautiful Ones.  She said it is a lovely gown, and boy, was she right on the money.  Thank you so much, Astrid, for the tip!  Ripley and I scrambled over to TBO, activated the group tag, and quickly scooped up the formal frock.  With a join fee of only 25L, you will have access to promos and gifts, as well as mania boards, and a group-only lucky chair upstairs.  Featuring glistening gold accents, and a long, flared skirt, this gorgeous, sleeveless gown is perfect for an evening of dancing.  Although the title “Christmas Dress” might make you think it is only suitable for holiday wear, the gift includes a color-change HUD with 6 options, making it very versatile indeed.

What’s Included:

  • Appliers for Hourglass, Physique, Belleza, Maitreya,  and TMP
  • Mesh for Classic Avatars in XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Alpha Layer for Mesh
  • Color Change HUD with red, white, green, black, teal, and purple options

A Little Bling

It must have been my lucky day, because after the IM from Astrid, my hound with a nose for bargains led me over to Mandala Jewelry’s Marketplace store.  I was thrilled to notice the many S-A-L-E items.  I couldn’t help but dally over the 12 days of savings, 50% off, and 70% off specials.  Finally settling on antique gold, Tukemono double hoop earrings for only 37L (50% off… woot!  woot!) , I checked out, and crossed my fingers, hoping for a perfect match to the trim and bow on my beautiful dress.  Ta-da!  The shimmering baubles wonderfully accessorized my outfit, providing a touch of simple elegance.

Get it, Girl

My Day Just Kept Getting Better

While I was drooling over pondering the many bargains at Mandala Jewelry’s sale, a group notice popped up on my screen announcing a gift from Sentinus Design.  Gold-accented heels with an eye-popping 8 texture options.  Was I interested in the Casandra high heel shoes?  You bet!  Best of all, the group is completely free to join.  In the pose for my main photo, my shoes are completely concealed by the hemline of my gown, so I’ve included the close up photo to showcase the design of my newest footwear.  With softly polished leather, and gleaming golden chain accents, these beauties glammed up my feet in style.  I selected the teal version to complement my dress, but you also have 7 other texture options to choose from.  In addition to the Casandra heels, group members can also pick up 18 (no, that is not a typo) other free gifts.  Time for another happy dance!

If Only…

So, my loyal canine companion and I shared a wonderful New Year’s Eve together.  The only down side of the whole story is he didn’t bring me breakfast in bed the next morning.  Just deep brown, liquid chocolate eyes, and a cold, wet nose, demanding a walk in the frosty, pre-dawn air.  Maybe Love does have the right idea after all…  I wonder how hard it would be to train an old dog to whip up breakfast as a new trick?  Until next time, wonderful readers, happy shopping!

~ Kat (and Ripley who is definitely NOT cooking breakfast!)

Kat is Wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara

Mesh Head:  Catwa Annie

Head Applier:  Glam Affair Alba (99L at Kustom9)

Eyeliner Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Eyeliner Applier

Lipstick Applier:  Izzie’s Catwa Lipstick Applier Aiko

Eyes:  IKON Spectral Eyes in Scoria

Hair:  Truth Sugar (with Sugar bangs) – First blogged {HERE} by Love

Additional Bangs:  Truth Bangs Collection [Dbl Side Wavy] – First blogged {HERE} by Love

Earrings:  Mandala Tukemono Earrings (37L on the Marketplace)

Dress:  The Beautiful Ones Christmas Dress 2016 (free group gift 0L/25L to join)

Heels:  Sentinus Design Mesh Casandra High Heels (free group gift 0L/0L to join)

Mesh Hands/Feet:  Slink

Pose:  (dress) Pose2free created by Igoz Kaynor (I could not find the store link)

Pose:  (shoes) Tuty’s Mocap Animations

Sim:  The Winter Forest
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Lighting The Way

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Hi there Fabulouses! It’s time to get your 7Seas Fishing Rods out again and head to the VIP Lounge, because Sn@tch has a new 20 piece Fish For This Prize to collect! For the next couple of weeks you can try your luck on reeling in pieces of the New Year Grab Bag!  I hadn’t even opened all of the bags yet when I came across #6 and wanted to jump right into it and show it off to you!  I can hardly wait to dive back in and see what else is in the grab bag set, because judging on the first few I opened, I’m going to say it’s a great haul!

If you don’t have a 7 Seas Fishing Rod, they are a 100L one time purchase from the vendor at Sn@tch.  Keep the rod, and use it for future prizes too!  No bait is required.

Lucky #6

Within the 20 piece set, #6 is the dazzling gold formal gown called Rhona Sequin (Gold), and I am displaying it today.  This dress is beautifully textured and sparkles when the light hits it.

Sizes included:

  • Mesh XS-XL + Alpha layer
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

ps.  Not my dog!  Honest.

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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 Zephne
Gown – Sn@tch Rhona Sequin Gown (Gold) (free / 0L / 7 Seas Fishing Prize)
Necklace  – Izzie’s Crystal Necklace
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – The Enchanted Isle

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Into the Woods

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Oh, Christmas Tree?

When Carson IM’d me last night to ask if I could come and help him with his Christmas tree, I assumed that he just needed some help with the decorating. Or perhaps he needed help picking out a tree at the pixel tree store.

Wrong.

I tp’d over to Carson’s location, and found myself in the middle of the woods, where he had just finished cutting down a huge tree. Apparently, he needed my help to wrangle the tree onto his sled so the dogs could haul it home.

Lesson Learned: When it comes to Carson, never assume.

Thankfully, we managed to load the tree onto his sled fairly quickly. Although, at one point, he unintentionally de-rendered the tree, and had to log out and back in as I waited in the woods wondering if there were any pixel bears around (there weren’t). We managed to get the tree back to Carson’s place, where I accidentally fell out of his skybox and into the water. At that point, I decided that I’d had enough excitement for one night, and let Carson finish up on his own.

And from the look of things, he made out pretty well.

As for me, I’m still picking the pine needles out of my hair (and a few other places). 😛

Last Chance Advents

Before heading out on the tree adventure, I threw on this festive layered jacket from GizzA. I think it’s meant to be worn as a dress, but I decided to add a pair of jeans… which, in hindsight, was a very good idea, since I wound up sitting on a pine tree. The jacket comes in standard mesh sizes (XXS – L with alpha layer), as well as for Belleza Freya and Isis, Maitreya Lara, and SLink Original and Hourglass mesh bodies.

I picked up these cute boots by fri.day at The Arcade. This pair came from the gacha machine (50L per play), but as Love mentioned you can find a free version in a different color under the Christmas tree. The boots are resizeable, and should work with whichever mesh body (or not) you are wearing.

Oh, and the hair! Analog Dog makes some of my most favorite curly ‘dos on the grid, and when I saw this hairstyle on Love, I just knew that I had to have it. If you HURRY, you can still pick it up in the KittyCatS Advent Calendar (not sure which day)!

Another advent calendar to race over to ASAP is the one at Snowpaws. You can’t see them unless you zoom waaay in close, but I am wearing a pair of Christmas bulb earrings and an ornament necklace from the Snowpaws advent calendar (again, I’m not sure which day, but all of the days were still available at the time of this post).

Finally, this cute dog sled pose prop is by Come Soon Poses. It includes the tree, the sled, about 6 dogs, and all of the scenery you see here (and a bunch that you don’t). Carson picked it up as one of the free group gifts for the Cosmopolitan Advent Calendar – hurry over and you can grab this one, too!

(Hopefully next time, Carson will pick up a free CAR with a heater instead of a dog sled!)

Merry Christmas, everyone! 🙂

 

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Serena is wearing…

Head: CATWA Catya
Head Applier: Glam Affair Sarah
Body: Maitreya Lara
Hands: VISTA PROHANDS V.2 beta
Hair: Analog Dog Harmony (free gift / KittyCatS Advent Calendar)
Earrings: Snowpaws Christmas Bulb Earrings Red (free gift / Snowpaws Advent Calendar)
Necklace: Snowpaws Ornament Necklace (free gift / Snowpaws Advent Calendar)
Jacket/Sweater: GizzA December Group Gift (free group gift / free to join)
Jeans: Izzie’s Twinnie Jeggings Appliers
Boots: fri.day Greta Boots Natural RARE (50L per play gacha @ The Arcade)
Pose Prop: Come Soon Poses Xmas Tree (free group gift / Cosmopolitan Advent Calendar)

Carson is wearing…

Check out Carson’s post here for the details. 😎

 

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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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A Million Bucks

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Hey there Fabulouses!  You don’t have to spend a million bucks to look a million bucks.  It’s all about pulling the right things together ;).  I managed to  put my entire outfit together for free today, and only spent 75L on the hair!

A Formal Find

COCO Designs, who has a plethora of free group gifts with a free group join, has added this stunning black Halter Gown to their group gifts area!  I should pay my thanks to Carson, who was the one that alerted me of this great find and inspired my look today.  I am so glad he mentioned it, because I do very much love this dress with the gorgeous texturing and sleek leg peek design.  Normally I am not a fan of ruffles and frills, but the ruffle around the bottom of the long sexy draped skirt really balances it out.  Not only does this gown look fantastic when I am standing still, but it moves very nicely with you when you walk. (Thanks Carson!)

Sizes included:

  • Maitreya
  • Slink Physique
  • Slink Hourglass

Bundle yourself up…

The gown does not include the fur scarf, however you can find this as a free group gift in the same section at COCO Designs in three colours, so just pick it up while you are there!  They work with all kinds of avatars as they are adjustable.

Don’t Forget Your Dancing Shoes

The other day [HERE], I mentioned that The Arcade Gacha has several free gifts (just priced at 0L) under their Christmas Tree, and I am still unpacking the boxes I picked up!  I found these amazing Empire Cranesbill heels that include a texture change hud with plenty of colour options in one of those boxes!

Compatible with:

  • Belleza
  • Slink
  • Maitreya
  • TMP

The Finishing Touch

I have blogged about these lovely Xia locks by Truth Hawks before, but now… Truth is participating in the 12 Days of Savings promotion on marketplace and you can pick up several styles priced at just 75L each!  Xia is one of them 🙂
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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 – TRUTH Hair Xia (12 Days of Savings – 75L sale / marketplace)
Dress – COCO Designs Halter Gown (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Fur – COCO Designs Fur Scarf (free group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – Empire Cranesbill (free / 0L @ The Arcade)
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim – Izzie’s

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How To Face The Holidays In Two Quick Steps

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Hey everyone!  Izzie’s has some really sweet free Christmas prezzies for you under her tree!  Right outside the main doors at her store, (in fact you almost have to run over it to get in the store – you can’t miss it!) is a beautifully decorated Christmas tree with two wrapped presents under it, priced at 0L each.

Facing The Holidays

The two gifts you will receive are perfect for adding a little bit of holiday cheer to your favourite skin.

  1. Candy Cane Eye Makeup – This candy cane striped eyeshadow layer comes in three different versions (I am just showing one!), and is compatible with Catwa, Logo, Lelutka and system heads.
  2. Silver Glitter Freckles –  I think these are so cute, cute enough that I purchased them in gold last week on marketplace.  I was very excited to see that I could have silver for free too!  There are five skin tones to match them up with so whether you are using a lighter tone or a darker tone, these should show up on your cheeks!  Compatible with:  Catwa, Logo and system heads.

That’s all from me today!  Hope you are enjoying your weekend 🙂

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee (featured @ Uber)
Eye Makeup – Izzie’s Candy Cane Eye Makeup (free / 0L)
Cheek Sparkles – Izzie’s Silver Glitter Freckles (free / 0L)
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Elspeth

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Periwinkle Snowflake

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Hello Fabulous Readers! I have returned to tell you about another brilliant Women Only Hunt 2 prize that I recently picked up!  I might as well… the weather is minus a billion and it’s dumping snow all over the place.

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Don’t worry…  Environment Canada ensures me it will warm up in 7 days! [Click to see a funny video about weather in Canada]

Speaking of snow…  It’s Snowing At Petite Mort

Petite Mort is participating in the WOH2 this year and has a gorgeous silvery periwinkle dress for you as a FREE prize once you locate the hidden snowflake hunt icon.  This is a tricky one and it took me a while to find it, but as you can see…  It’s worth the challenge!

Sizes included:

  • Mesh XXS-L + Alpha Layer
  • Fitmesh
  • Maitreya Lara
  • Slink Physique & Hourglass

More FabFree Coverage of The Women Only Hunt 2:

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Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa Candy
Head Applier –  Glam Affair Renee (featured @ Uber)
Eye Makeup – Bold & Beauty Kristina Eyes
Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Truth Sugar (free group gift / 0L / 350L to join)
Dress – Petite Mort Periwinkle Monroe Sequin Dress (free / 0L / Women Only Hunt 2)
Necklace – Izzie’s Heart Letter Necklace
Shoes –  Ingenue Oksana Heels
Pose by Le Poppycock
Sim –  It All Starts With A Smile

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