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Shaper
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Profile #50
I can't post a reply under this ignoble heading, nor do I want to spend many words in this thread so off topic-ly, so please look for the new thread for my response.

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Birthday Present in General
Shaper
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Profile #27
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Originally written by ben ben:

My telescope. It was pretty cool, but I'm afraid the novelty is starting to wear off. :( It still works like a charm, though, and I'm quite happy with it.
Maybe you are using it to observe the wrong heavenly bodies?

THIS POST RATED PG-13 and employs no summoning magic.

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Originally written by Jewels:

hubby let me even though he hates sci-fi/fantasy.
Wow, Gizmo, that right there might be a deal-breaker for a lot of people. It must be looooove. So what's his silly hobby or obsession which you roll your eyes at?

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Originally written by Detta:

Last year I got a cute boy for my birthday. Unfortunately, we've since broken up...

Ladies, be sure to remind the shipping department to poke some air holes in the box when you order your cute boy, so your COD doesn't turn into a DOA. :(

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Opening a Can o' Peas - An Apology to TM in General
Shaper
Member # 6292
Profile #27
I think I should go take a shower now and scrub extra hard.

And yet, I can't somehow help but feeling that my work here is done...a good night to all and to all a good night.

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Posts: 2009 | Registered: Monday, September 12 2005 07:00
Opening a Can o' Peas - An Apology to TM in General
Shaper
Member # 6292
Profile #18
We aim to please. :D

EDIT 1: This line inserted to please Marlenny. (Come over here and complain to my face, perhaps?)

EDIT 2: There's scarcely a post here I haven't edited, Sherlock. ;)

EDIT 3: Just because things seem especially complete in trios.

EDIT 4: Honey, some of us are able to offer both quality AND quantity.

EDIT 5: This space available for rent.

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Posts: 2009 | Registered: Monday, September 12 2005 07:00
Opening a Can o' Peas - An Apology to TM in General
Shaper
Member # 6292
Profile #16
How cute is that? Number four and number five do make a nice couple, being virtual next-door neighbors and all. I hope you will be very happy together.

P.S. I know you secretly and perversely enjoyed my Canopy review, TM, you can admit it without losing too much face. After all, I did write it with my concept of who you must be in mind. Let's put it this way...if I were the you I perceive you to be, I'd enjoy reading my review of my work.

Violating Vogel was anticipated being taken as a compliment. Inquiring into the vile and violent planet from which you originate was, while tongue in cheek and indulging my penchant for alliteration, still insulting, especially when we both know darn well you are from the upper midwest of America.Got milk?

I have another lil' party to attend to this evening, and if I get happily tanked enough (I'm a friendly—though infrequent—drunk), I might even come home and apologize to you all over again. :D

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Posts: 2009 | Registered: Monday, September 12 2005 07:00
Opening a Can o' Peas - An Apology to TM in General
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Hmm, interesting responses. It's curious that Salmon sees being willing to admit a needlessly antagonistic moment and apologizing for it as weakness. You think that's easy to do? Anyone may note that I didn't rescind my opinion of Canopy. I am modifying the degree of antipathy I choose to let it evoke. There was no need for me to be quite so insulting in how I described my displeasure with aspects of the scenario. I still think it's no less twisted.

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Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:


Your assessment of Canopy was fair and balanced, unlike your ability to switch combat methods on the fly. As far as I could tell, the point of the scenario was to challenge typical combat. TM provided ample methods for easily taking out each boss, and you admit to not recognizing them.

Try it with one fighter and one priest. Not too many combat possibilities on the fly, and when your one priest is drained of spell points almost instantly...
And as I admitted, I didn’t know about the README till after I finished the scenario. I still think it blows that the custom wands have no in-game description. I could be wrong, but I imagine TM is talented enough to have provided that had he cared to offer that courtesy to his victims—er customers.

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Now you apologize for this honest review, as if you want to be friends with TM. Why? Why? As I pointed out above, you are displaying weakness, and I look forward to the massacre.

Suddenly I hear the boots of Nietzsche upon the cobblestones, and I think TM approves. If you think my apology represents capitulation, fret not. It is an honest review and I stand by its content. I apologize for some of its form. I can hold my own against anything TM has to say subsequently as needed. Somehow I doubt TM considers me his new best buddy. And as they say, with friends like that...

Thralni, I was playing with a party of two for Canopy (a fighter and a priest), and maybe a lower level (though appropriate) party than you took into the scenario. It was genuinely very infuriatingly difficult to deal with the invisible bugbears and move on, and I did try everything at my disposal with my combination of PC's. With a party of four, it would have been easy enough. It was an unbalanced combat for other party types.

I didn't edit my old review of Canopy because I don't believe in blotting the past, and I'm sure it's going to continue being a source of ongoing amusement. I'll wager TM enjoys arousing such ire, but that doesn't make being insulting appropriate. Notoriety is just another form of fame and some would say there's no such thing as bad press.

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Originally written by Jerry Gerard:

At first, I thought this was about the scenario.

I am sorely disappointed.

Well, now you know how I felt after slogging through Canopy. ;)

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For reference, "insulting canopy" puts you in the company of well over dozens (an achievement for a gaming audience so diminutive! go me), and if you think I'd not have thick skin and design for roughly 4-5 years, you're dead wrong.

Well, now, don’t misunderstand me. I have no problem insulting Canopy. It’s just not necessary for me to insult its author while doing so. I’m not implying you had any particular response or even took offense to what I wrote. I know you enjoy the sharpening whetstone applied to cold steel. You don’t have to convince me that you are thick-skinned. You also wrote Mad Ambition, so I also know your heart’s not as dead and numb as those of the baleful characters with which you infected Canopy.

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Posts: 2009 | Registered: Monday, September 12 2005 07:00
Opening a Can o' Peas - An Apology to TM in General
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Profile #5
That's okay. All that's needed is for him to read it.

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Posts: 2009 | Registered: Monday, September 12 2005 07:00
Opening a Can o' Peas - An Apology to TM in General
Shaper
Member # 6292
Profile #2
Spring, you should have seen my original longer post before editing. Sometimes, it's hard to believe I aspire to a "less is more" philosophy.
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He'll read it. Curiosity will get the better of him.

EDIT: I did shorten it nonetheless.

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Posts: 2009 | Registered: Monday, September 12 2005 07:00
Opening a Can o' Peas - An Apology to TM in General
Shaper
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TM, let me offer you this if I may:

I wrote a slightly tongue-in cheek, but also aggressive and hyperbolic review of your Canopy back in September which I think it is apparent you have unearthed. I fess up to stepping a bit over the line for no good reason other than to exercise (exorcise?) some lingering vitriol. So, I simply ask your forgiveness if you found this offensive. I don’t resonate with your philosophies and attitudes, but I respect your contributions, and if feeling particularly self-punishing, I may even try any future BoA scenarios you inflict, er, graciously bestow upon us.

If I didn't bother to indicate it sufficiently at the time, I enjoyed and admired a fair bit of Canopy, and even more so your Mad Ambition, technically, if not always in other ways. I was actually a bit touched by the warmth of relationships you portrayed in Mad Ambition. You betray a softer part of who you are by writing such characters, like it or not.

I can’t do much about your lack of admiration for my own mutant breed of humor. We aim to please, but we can’t please all the people all the time. Some may debate whether we please any of the people any of the time, I suppose. :rolleyes:

If you have other issue with me at this point, I’m sure you'll let me know.

EDIT: Streamlined as an exercise in concision.

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Calling all "Piss Heads" in General
Shaper
Member # 6292
Profile #39
I've always thought the dreck I come up with is a bit original, actually.

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What's In A Name? in General
Shaper
Member # 6292
Profile #82
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Originally written by King Evil:

Your mom was quite sated when I departed.
Hmm, disappointingly trite and uninventive at best. Please do give my mother my regards on your way out, though.

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Calling all "Piss Heads" in General
Shaper
Member # 6292
Profile #34
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Originally written by Atrus:

Quadruple pun. Groan.
It's less painful to endure if you can just keep in mind that we all get what we pay for around here.

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Posts: 2009 | Registered: Monday, September 12 2005 07:00
What's In A Name? in General
Shaper
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Profile #80
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Originally written by King Evil:

Your humor still sucks.
And yet. most curiously, it continues to warrant your fondest and most redundant sentiments. Touching, truly it is. But I guess it is inevitable that a man's reputation eventually exceeds his ability to deliver.

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Posts: 2009 | Registered: Monday, September 12 2005 07:00
What's In A Name? in General
Shaper
Member # 6292
Profile #78
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Originally written by King Evil:

tl,dr

EDIT: I read it, and it sucks.

Heh heh. Resistance is futile. The gratification comes from drawing you in, like a moth to the flame, and simply evoking a response. I'd rather have someone say it sucks than it blows, though I'm not entirely sure what the difference is, come to think of it.

Well met to you too TM—may I call you Tmmmy! (you know, like on South Park?) Or shall I just go with "augh!"

Hate to disappoint, because I know you try hard, but I don't bait that easily. We regret to inform you that your most recent submittal does not meet our present needs, but please do not hesitate to try again in the near future.

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Posts: 2009 | Registered: Monday, September 12 2005 07:00
What's In A Name? in General
Shaper
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Profile #58
Yummy. At least I'm really good at pulling up the dogfish. I remember bottomfishing in the Sound when Mt. St. Helens blew...I could see that column of ash towering from 120 miles away.

I hate moving the woodpile around too. I've got this great thing I do with quicklime and Chlorox. Maybe we can trade recipes sometime...

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Came back from Holland to find that most of my best friends are bi. in General
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Profile #63
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Originally written by King Evil:


Everyone KNOWS that True Christians hate gays with a seething bigotry that is thinly veiled at best.

Well, this behavior makes sense when you believe your Dad’s gonna pack about 120 billion of His own kids like so many Ever-glo™ briquets into a kiln in order to demon-strate His great affection for them. Makes Hitler and Stalin look a bit warm ‘n’ fuzzy by comparison.

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Christmas is a joke of a holiday with so much capitalistic and pagan baggage...
Ho ho ho. That’s why this year Santa’s upgrading to a turbo-powered sleigh.

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I swear, if the US elected Nero as president in 2008, I would be elated.
You do realize that by persecuting the Christians, Nero furthered the Christian cause and increased its popularity, right? Hold out yer glove...I’m throwing you a 22.

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Calling all "Piss Heads" in General
Shaper
Member # 6292
Profile #31
Nothing like tipping back a brimm(ston)ing mug o' magma down at the local Lava Lounge. It burns all the way down, but it gets you all fired up. Watch out for the wicked hangover though—at that point you ain't feelin' so hot anymore.

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What's In A Name? in General
Shaper
Member # 6292
Profile #55
Cool. Nice to know you're a local. And you get bonus points (in the form of dots) for the pleasing alliteration of "Below Bonnieville." I approve.

The biggest salmon I ever caught was at Whidbey Island across the Sound from Point No Point (love that name)—a ten pound silver. I'm not going to win any awards with that. :P

P.S. Oh yeah, the mercifully intermittment Andrea. I imagine that he/she/it is probably the sort who would enjoy etching a few colorful words into one's lawn with battery acid if he/she/it had the chance.

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What's In A Name? in General
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Profile #53
Yeah, but you had to walk barefoot in the snow uphill (both ways!) to get them back in your day.

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Posts: 2009 | Registered: Monday, September 12 2005 07:00
What's In A Name? in General
Shaper
Member # 6292
Profile #51
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Originally written by Account Ability Impaction:

I've run out of inspiration. At this point I grasp at whatever floats into my brain!
—Alorael

Sounds like your filtration system is clogged. I'll have one of our friendly and knowledgeable servicemen come out to take a look at you right away. Please have your receipts handy.

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quote:
Originally written by Spring:

Spring comes from a nickname my cousin, uncle and father gave me a couple of years ago. I was walking down the passage, and apparently my hair stuck up and bounced around.
Spring Sprang Sprung....Splat. What goes up must come down.

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Originally written by Drew:

"Drew" is a shorter form of my first name. My original moniker was "Andrew Miller," and many people here still call me "AM."
I AM what I AM. (and U R what U R)

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Originally written by Error:

When joining a different forum, it accepted none of the names I chose at first, ...Eventually, I shortened it to Error, and the name stuck.
I hope you have seen the error or your ways.

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Originally written by Detta:

Detta is short for Bernadette. Bernadette Van Bergen
And the Dutch-ess award goes to Ms. Van Bergen, oh, and also the award for the most inscrutable website yet.

http://www.miniwaankerbot.com

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Originally written by Zeviz:

My name is also semi-randomly made up. It started out as Russian translation of Latin root of my real name, but when I wrote it down in English alphabet, it looked hard to pronounce. So I played around with letters until I got something that looked symmetrical and easy to pronounce.
I’m sorry. I can only process two things at once, so this did not compute. Yesho-raz...Daitye menye, pohzahlista, kak vaz zovut? Ya dumayo shto eto ochen strannoye.

Just don’t call him Durak.

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Originally written by LivingBreathingThinking:

Riibu
I like Riibu.

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Originally written by chicho:

Why Chicho? Good question, my family and close friends call me like that since i was 2, god knows why, not even my mom does...
Maybe it’s the baby fat?

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Gizmo...it’s a pretty cuddly name, all right

Oh, and I have a book for you...it’s “The Great Diamond Robbery” by Jules Argon. It’s a real gem. I think you’ll like it, that is, if you carat all.

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Originally written by Archmage Mycroft:

Archmage Mycroft :)
What we have here is a character who lacks original thought, but has an overly-generous helping of delusions of grandeur. ;)

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Originally written by ben ben:

ben ben
Because too much is never enough, and why have one when you can have two?

[This message sponsored by “101 Ways to Give Someone a Boot in the Behind” by Ben Dover.]

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Ichshi...there’s something...FISHY...about your name, but it’s all Greek to me.

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Originally written by King Evil:

I'm the only TM. Ever.
Oh thank heavens, because I only ordered one, and I do hate returning things. What’s your expiration date again?

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Originally written by Archmage Alex:

I'm a fantasy nut (especially concerning magic/psionics/other mental powers) and my name is Alex. Pretty simple.

Remember, you ARE what you eat...so avoid all fruits and nuts.

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Originally written by Archmage Alex:

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Originally written by Synergy67:

If you ever take the Meyers-Briggs personality test, I'll bet you anything you'll have a great big "N" in there (iNtuitive).
Speaking of which, you fairly scream NF (iNtuitive Feeling). Are you?
Yeah. In fact, I’m screaming right now. My neighbors are calling the police. [ENFJ]

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Originally written by King Evil:

aughaghaughuaguhuaguhuaghuaguhaughuaguhaugh

...was too long to use as a name. -_-

Reminds me a great moment in an Aeon Flux episode: the first person perspective sound of someone laughing at you while you are being riddled by automatic weapons fire. Not...entirely....inappropriate...now that I think about it. I’ll be sure to refer to you as “augh!” in honor of this epiphaniacal moment hereafter.
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Originally written by mung:

he was one of the few monsters that could stand up to a high level party for a little while with no problem. That and the added fact that he's a red dude with no shirt could be interpreted as a plus, don't cha think?
I think you should have gone with “mung beetle”, but that’s just me. Oh, and...you know...they DO have this stuff called “sunblock” now. You should look into it.

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Originally written by SupaNik:

my real name is Nikki, so that's the "Nik" bit. As for the "Supa", I think I was going for "super", but either spelled it wrong, or it was taken. And it sounded okay, so I kept it.
Good thinking. SupaNik is a SupaFly guy. Wait, you are a guy, right? I’m thinking ofa Belgian lass by the name of Nikki Van Lierop all of a sudden. She was in a naughty little music group called Lords of Acid.

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Originally written by Nicothodes:

I got my name from the book The Merlin Conspiracy
I don’t know. I keep picturing some sort of exotic volcanic rock I want to saw in half.

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Salmon, where do you live, dude? Bonnieville Dam, WA where they have the fish ladder or is it just a weird coincidence?

http://www.zinnware.com/Vacations/OregonWashington2001/ColumbiaGorge/pages/12-Bonnieville%20Dam.htm

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I’ve used up my daily allotment of dots.

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what did you name your characters, and why? in The Exile Trilogy
Shaper
Member # 6292
Profile #14
When Jesus gets medieval on your ass with that Fury Crossbow, it ain't pretty.

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Canopy bugbear mage in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
Member # 6292
Profile #8
How many bears could a bugbear bug if a bugbear could bug bears?

Oh, and while we're at it, Can a pea can a pea or does it take a committee? And what does it take to open a can o' peas 'round here, anyway?

We now return you to your home, home on de-range.

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Came back from Holland to find that most of my best friends are bi. in General
Shaper
Member # 6292
Profile #55
Issues of sexual roles and gender roles are finally just beginning to get the attention they deserve in the last couple of generations. The casualties of males and females who have not been able to happily conform to someone's construct of what men and women are supposed to be and do probably counts in the billions. I think nothing is more central to the future of civilization than the examination of, challenging of, dissolution of, and recreation of our ideas for what is "male", "female", "masculine", and "feminine." As it all stands, so much of these concepts are more arbitrarily handed to us from the womb on than most of us would ever even think to consider possible. And these issues will be critically divisive for some time until we get a bit smarter about how versatile and varied being human really is, can be, and should be. So yeah, any topic on human sexuality and gender roles is likely to stir the pot.

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I cant find any good free games, anybody? or any proper hack stuff.... in SubTerra
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Profile #1
Here, have a whole skeleton! *Bones shower noisily upon the floor*. Some assembly required. I'll come back in a few hours to check your progress.

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[Some time later, pile of bones still on floor] I guess he didn't like my game. Perhaps a nice round of 52 card pickup?

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Posts: 2009 | Registered: Monday, September 12 2005 07:00
Calling all "Piss Heads" in General
Shaper
Member # 6292
Profile #18
quote:
Originally written by Eldibs:

That makes sense. I never knew drunk driving was legal on private property anywhere.
You'd be amazed what you can get away with on your own property. Just don't go digging around behind that fir tree by the shed.

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