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(no subject) [Jul. 28th, 2013|11:25 pm]
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Well, I'm thinking again of going to culinary school. It was one of my top choices back in my high school "what the fuck am I going to do with my life?" period. It was eventually beaten out by theater, which went nowhere. But I've been watching a lot of those cooking reality programs where the chef guy screams at people who aren't cooking well enough, and, well, it's made me want to cook again. The fact that all that craziness looks FUN says a lot about my chances in that kind of environment.

Also, I'm working as a manager in the kitchen department at McDonald's. Watching these shows have made me see how much I already know about running a kitchen. I can do that. All I need are the techniques and no-how about fancier cooking, which school will hopefully teach me.

My friend Heather's been visiting for a while, and today we had a serious cooking session. We made a cake from scratch (she did most of the work with the batter, but I had lots of ideas for seasoning additives!), and I made up a fairly simple enchilada casserole. Everything was delicious, and I had so much fun.

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(no subject) [Jul. 28th, 2013|02:09 am]
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I am so flipping stressed out right now. I have reasons to try to make a very good impression at work right now, and tonight was complete balls. It was insanely busy, I didn't have enough people, we had TWO FUCKING BUSSES and a call in order for 70 hamburgers at the same time. And THAT guy came back an hour later and ordered 20 MORE sandwiches. The restaurant was still a mess when my closers and I left--30 minutes late. The money was all wrong. We're out of buns for Quarter Pounders.

Ugh, I hope my boss cuts me plenty of slack because of all we had to deal with tonight.
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(no subject) [Jul. 14th, 2013|10:01 pm]
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So, I was complaining about being old the other day, and a friend told me I was in my prime. Unfortunately, I haven't been in my prime since I was 23. But in good news, I'll again be in my prime in September, when I turn 29.
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(no subject) [Jun. 25th, 2013|10:22 am]
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So, our D&D game the other day was fantastic. Lir had us wake up in cells with all our equipment taken, so we really had to think our way out of things. It was a blast.

Of course, once we got our equipment back I killed her boss with one sneak-attack crossbow bolt. I don't think I've ever made a dungeonmaster say "I hate you" before. I'm quite proud.
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(no subject) [Jun. 23rd, 2013|09:00 am]
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Heading out for a day of geekdom! Today is my best friend's birthday, and we're going over to her place to teach her to play D&D. We got her her own set of dice, a dice bag, and a TARDIS lunchbox. I think she'll LOVE it.
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(no subject) [Jun. 21st, 2013|09:52 pm]
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My sleep schedule is all fucked up. I woke up at 6 AM for no reason today. I'm exhausted now, and it's only 10. I miss my days of being up until three and sleeping until ten or eleven. It's only been a couple months since I was regularly closing at work. Curses!
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(no subject) [Jun. 21st, 2013|09:16 am]
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One more day of work. Just one more day. Then I get a three day weekend. I need my mini-vacation.

Just getting through today...
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(no subject) [Jun. 18th, 2013|11:28 pm]
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Okay, mini-update for anyone who's curious:

I'm living with my mom and Lir (my twin sister, for anyone who's not also friends with her) in the mountains in north Georgia. Mom's on disability because of knee problems and other conditions. Lir's trying to get approved because she's got some mystery disease (which I like to refer to as E. Henry Thripshaw's Disease because I'm a huge dork and like Monty Python). I'm working as a manager at a popular restaurant of the fast food variety, which is fairly stressful, but interesting.

My creativity levels have been insanely low for ages. I can't finish any projects I start. I haven't written anything much in at least a couple years. I do a little bit of online roleplay, but even that is hard work for me these days.

My main fandoms of the moment (since that's what we're all here for, really) are Doctor Who, particularly the Eighth Doctor audio dramas from Big finish, Horatio Hornblower, and Girl Genius (an awesome steampunk webcomic that everyone everywhere should read immediately. IMMEDIATELY. Go. Do it NOW!).
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(no subject) [Jun. 17th, 2013|08:49 am]
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Hi everyone. I'm kind of back, maybe. I'm not sure how much I'll be around, but I'm signed into LJ and decided to wave to all my old friends. If anybody's still interested in talking to me, drop me a line. I'm not going to bore everyone with an update unless people actually want to know.
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(no subject) [Apr. 6th, 2010|12:07 pm]
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I've been getting involved in activism recently for several causes that I'm concerned about (human rights, feminism, education, politics, etc), but I'm not going to talk about individual issues today. All I'd like to do is encourage everyone to help me. Find a way to make the world a better place for everyone. Find something to get passionate about. Don't wallow in apathy.

Through one of my websites I've set up a donations page to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Please consider adding your support. I'm going to be donating myself once my student loan money comes in. I am a proud homosexual and know too well what it's like to be discriminated against or viewed as wrong or perverted, especially considering that I've lived several years in the deep south. We need all the help we can get.

My page is here. If you can afford it, give a few dollars to make the world better. If this cause isn't for you, find something you can support. That's all I ask.

Thank you,
Veet
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(no subject) [Nov. 12th, 2009|06:55 pm]
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It's been a long, long time since I've posted here. I'm sorry! Life was crazy. Really. I went a year and a half or more without internet! It was horrible!

But, ok, I'm living with my mom and my aunt in Georgia now. In return for not paying rent I'm helping them out with the heavy lifting and things they can't do, since both of them are disabled. I've been looking for a part-time job, but the economy sucks pretty hard right now. Anyway, I finally have a job interview next week, so cross your fingers for me.

How've you all been?
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(no subject) [Jul. 25th, 2008|01:37 pm]
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372 icons from 2x11: Powerless in two posts.



Massive amounts of iconage, part two.Collapse )
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(no subject) [Jul. 25th, 2008|01:36 pm]
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372 icons from 2x11: Powerless in two posts.



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(no subject) [Jun. 30th, 2008|07:50 pm]
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Ok, I don't know what kind of crack I was smoking when I made this, but I have a new header. Check it out. *Grins*
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Voice Post [May. 9th, 2008|06:25 pm]
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“Well here's another update on the land of the interlet(?) internet list. Where was I? Yes I haven't started that's right. Right, so this is gonna be a horrible transfer I said just listen to it and don't read the auto transcription thing. Coz I'm not gonna be up there to fix it. But well we're in the house as you know and I'm sleeping alright on the floor which is it's not too bad and we finally got the gas fixed and hooked. We finally got it hooked up. So now we can cook and we have hot water so we can shower and that went really really nice. We got our kitten from Meg Spencer, Anna. We only got one because he gave one of the others to someone else and we've named him Abhorsome(?) instead of Simon. Because he's a little buckle little black and white kitten and he looks like ___ and makes him a total geek. Yeah so my mom is coming to visit tonight. Which is gonna be really great. She should be here in a couple of hours. She's driving down from Atlanta. One of our old high school friends is graduating from college this weekend. So my mom is coming to see that and we're gonna go along too. I have been putting in a couple of job applications etc etc. I'm gonna really start cracking down on that next week and things are gonna be really good then. Once I get a job. Yeah so I'm just kinda hanging around doing nothing most of the time. I've been working on some fan fiction. I started a new piece just before we moved but I think devoting a lot of time too and I'm not gonna say much about that. I you would know about it because I well it's getting a little old. I sent a little bit of it to some of my friends. But, yeah I would guess that I'm just gonna leave it at that. I've got a couple others that I need to work on that haven't been ___. You know how that is it's crap. Well I was rumbling because I'm bored and lonely and nobody is calling me. Even though I gave my number to some of you. You silly people but I love you anyway. Even if I'm lonely and no one loves me. Now I tell myself why I need that tracing stuff. Well I would guess I'll d better go and get back to writing or reading or doing the dishes or any of those fund raising that you do other that babbling your ears off. Since your problem now is just did anyway. Better that Williams on anyway. Sorry about that I should probably even ___ and start over but I'm too lazy. Well I'll talk to you guys later ok? Bye.”

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(no subject) [May. 4th, 2008|06:00 pm]
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Well, here's a more coherent follow-up to last night's badly transcribed voice post.


The story goes like this: A couple weeks ago, Dad was in trouble because of taxes, etc, etc, and we gave him $250. We were under the impression that this was a loan. So we asked for the money back--so we could afford to live after putting the deposit on the house. Lir made a joking comment about Kathy "being bitchy" because it was mostly her money that had gone into this "loan." I was also trying to sell him my futon, which he'd been interested in before. To all this he said he'd "think about it."

So we loaded up a bunch of boxes into our car and Andrew's SUV and got it to the house. We'd just gotten home (at about 9:30) and sat down to play cards after an exhausting day when Dad came storming in, slammed a check down on the table, and was generally a bastard. He said that he didn't owe Kathy anything, so she had to leave his house that minute. He also said he couldn't kick his daughters out, but in such a tone that implied he wanted to. So we gathered up all we could, including all our clothes and such, and left.

We slept on the floor last night, but I'm still happier than I have been in a long time. Our house is lovely, and I have my own room. We went out this morning and bought an airmattress for Lir and Kathy, and some foam padding for me. We'll be comfortable enough until we can buy some beds. Dad can keep the old lumpy mattresses he said we can take. Anyway, we don't have a truck to cart them over in.

We still have some things to pick up, but we're going to head over weekdays in the morning while he's at work.

I really wonder if he realizes that he's just written himself out of our lives. This was the last straw. We don't need him, and I for one have no regrets in cutting all ties. He's going to die a lonely old man, since he drives away anyone who gets close to him.

So, we're moved in. It's great. We're saving so much money in gas already!

Oh, and if anyone wants to send us a housewarming gift, just ask and I'll give you my addres. *Winks* And if you want to talk to me during my internet dearth, let me know and I'll sling you my phone number.
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Voice Post [May. 4th, 2008|01:07 am]
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“Ok well my dad should certainly run a course entitled how to alienate your daughters. You need to take ___ out of our house because of serious things that I don't wanna go into now but of course that was the ___ that Lera and I went to because I mean dad was been a jack ass and we didn't wanna stay there with him being like that so luckily we do have a house. So I'm right now sitting on my very own bedroom. Unfortunately I do not have a bed so I am sleeping on the floor on the tiles with very very thin sheet but it's better than being at my dad's house and so until further notice I'm not sure when I'm gonna have internet. I'm gonna try to get online tomorrow morning and try taking the laptop to a coffee shop or so some place but for now I'm just stuck here with nothing to do but I'll be alright. If anyone wants my phone number so you can talk to me leave a comment here and I will get it either email it to you if you leave me your email address or do a private message thing but so if you if you wanna talk to me until I can get an email address ___ get internet again that's how we're gonna have to do it. Anyway love you all and I'll talk to you later. Bye.”

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(no subject) [Apr. 29th, 2008|07:13 am]
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Well, I have a lot of things I want to talk about, and I hope I can remember them all. Most of it's the random babbling that is my wont.

I haven't been checking my friendslist at all recently. Haven't had much energy. If anything important or interesting has happened to you, please let me know. I do still care about all of you! I really do! *hugs*

Ok, for starters, Kathy has decided that I'm Ursula from The Little Mermaid reincarnated. I apparently dance like her and have the same hips and figure (except my boobs are smaller). The only thing I'm lacking is purple skin and a dyke haircut.

I'm never going to be able to listen to Pinch Me by the Barenaked Ladies again. I caught a bit of a live show on the radio, and he changed the lyrics on me.

Put the sprinkler on the lawn
And run through with my gym shorts on
Take a drink right from the hose
And change into some drier clothes


has now become

Put the sprinkler on the lawn
And run through with my g-string on
Take a drink right from the hose
And change into my daughter's clothes


I can't listen to the song without laughing my ass off now!

So, I was taking a nap yesterday, and Lir came to wake me up. As I woke, I realized I'd been having a seriously fucked up dream. I had to pick up a new girlfriend with a Katamari, but all I could get were redneck chicks. It was so fucking weird!

Speaking of trying to pick up chicks, I put my profile on a dating site--and not just any site; I have a profile up on soulgeek.com. Yes. A dating site MADE FOR GEEKS. It's awesome. The drawback is that you have to get a paid account to be able to contact anyone. That's serious balls, there. Though with the paid features I'd be able to put my fanfic on their website, which I think would be pretty sweet.

I found out that you can't send messages after agonizing for a long while about whether to contact this one girl and what to say if I did, so I got all worked up for nothing. However, Kathy went all freaky stalker and may actually have found her livejournal. I am so not contacting her that way, though. It would freak her the fuck out, I'm sure. She seemed pretty cool, though--she wants to be River Tam.

Oh, and the house is ready, and we should have enough money to move in this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed!
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(no subject) [Apr. 14th, 2008|05:58 pm]
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Well, we now have a Playstation 2. Billy lent us the money to buy it while it was on uber-sale with Guitar Hero III. So, we've got those, yay! And while we were at the library, I noticed that they had a video game section... including Katamari Damacy. WHOOOOO! *Grins* Rented that (two bucks for a week, not bad at all), and am now letting Lir play. She didn't believe me when I assured her that it was pure amazing crack, but she's hooked now. I'm sitting here listening to her randomly shout "I've got parsley!" and "Ooh, a bird!" It's pretty damned hilarious.
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(no subject) [Apr. 12th, 2008|05:08 am]
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I am a Badass Militant Feminist





... Right. I should probably stop setting guys on fire, then. Though, honestly, I only said I'd set the abusive husband on fire. *Shifty eyes*
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(no subject) [Apr. 11th, 2008|03:04 pm]
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you are darkslateblue
#483D8B

Your dominant hue is blue, making you a good friend who people love and trust. You're good in social situations and want to fit in. Just be careful not to compromise who you are to make them happy.

Your saturation level is medium - You're not the most decisive go-getter, but you can get a job done when it's required of you. You probably don't think the world can change for you and don't want to spend too much effort trying to force it.

Your outlook on life can be bright or dark, depending on the situation. You are flexible and see things objectively.
the spacefem.com html color quiz
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(no subject) [Apr. 10th, 2008|10:01 pm]
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We have kittens!

Yeah, so we went over to a friend of Lir and Kathy's to play with her six five-week-old kittens, and picked out two of them for our own. SO CUTE! Lir's is a creamish grey one with dark grey ears and such, and her name is Inara. Kathy's is a tiny black one with a bit of white and grey thrown in, and he's Simon. Once we move into the house, they're going to come live with us.

SO CUTE, I say again!

I have lots of pictures, but I have to buy a memory card reader before I can upload them. Bleh. Bleh, I say!

I think every single one of the kittens attacked my skirt. Sometimes they got their claws caught in it, and I could lift them up. It was hilarious. We spent two hours playing with them all.
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(no subject) [Apr. 7th, 2008|04:15 pm]
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Having lived in several different places, I notice these kinds of things. Also, sometimes I use different versions.



Where did you grow up? Chicago, IL, mostly. Moved to Alabama at fifteen, so I did a bit of growing up there.

1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks.
Stream if you can jump over it, creek if it's a bit bigger.

2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called.
Cart or shopping cart.

3. A metal container to carry a meal in.
Lunch box.

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in.
In all honesty we usually used the fajita pan, but the frying pan was for eggs and such as well. The skillet was for other things.

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people.
Sofa or couch. I think I tend towards couch more often.

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof.
Gutters.

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening.
Porch. We had a deck, though. Not covered.

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages.
Soda, pop, or soda-pop. I've started falling into the southern "Coke" habit, though.

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup.
Pancake.

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself.
Sub sandwich. I've been starting to drop hoagie after my time in Philly, though.

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach.
Swim-shorts? I really don't know.

12. Shoes worn for sports.
Sneakers.

13. Putting a room in order.
Cleaning.

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark.
Lightening bug.

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball.
Rolly-polly.

16.The children's playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down.
Teeter totter.

17. How do you eat your pizza?
However I can get it? With my hands. The delivery places would cut it in squares instead of slices back in Chicago.

18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?
Garage sale.

19. What's the evening meal?
Dinner or supper.

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are?
Basement. We had a crawlspace, though.

21. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places?
Water fountain or drinking fountain.
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(no subject) [Apr. 4th, 2008|06:59 pm]
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I am so totally made of win. *Grins*

I figured out how to make screencaps (all on my own!) and did a small batch from the deleted scene of Heroes 01x20: Five Years Gone. In other words, Bennet/Hiro slashy goodness. At least, I did my best.

Here, if anyone's interested.
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(no subject) [Mar. 29th, 2008|04:36 pm]
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A few icons of Greg Grunberg and Jack Coleman at the College TV Awards.




Effin' Adorable!Collapse )
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(no subject) [Mar. 29th, 2008|12:29 am]
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1. Reply to this post, and I will pick four of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee!


From Jackie:



This is a quote from Life, the Universe, and Everything (AKA Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #3). It just seemed to fit Peter throwing himself off the top of that swingset.



This sprang from me trying to define "flippancy" for Meri. I told her it was a lighter form of snark, "Diet Snark" if she would.



Best line in Firefly. Or one of them, at least. There's a lot of good ones. But you just have to love Wash and his dinosaurs.



I was laughing my ass off the first time I saw Linderman say that. Lir and I figure that pot pie is a euphamism, and very preferable to being offered zuchini.
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(no subject) [Mar. 26th, 2008|03:28 pm]
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137 icons from 01x18: Parasite






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(no subject) [Mar. 7th, 2008|12:55 pm]
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I am so getting this. AWESOME.
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(no subject) [Feb. 28th, 2008|08:29 pm]
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Well, we went to see the house today. It's got an amazing layout. It's not too big, but the rooms are all nice. There's a lot of work to be done on it, but they're going to get it finished in a month, hopefully, maybe a bit more. And our rent's going to be about $570 a month.

We're going to make the top floor into Lir's art/computer studio. It's got a very narrow iron spiral staircase to get up there. She's already calling it her fortress.

I get my own room (yay!), and the living room is spacious and has a fireplace. There's a big yard, and a decent sized kitchen. All in all, it's pretty nice.
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(no subject) [Feb. 28th, 2008|10:15 am]
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I was uploading these for a friend, and figured that, while I had the links, I'd share them with anyone who was interested. This is the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show. It's my favorite incarnation of the entire HHGttG phenomenon.

And if you want to guess how much I like Hitchhiker's... Veet Voojagig is a character. An extremely minor character, yes, but that is where I get my name. I've been a huge fan for many, many years.

So, check this out!

Season One
Season Two
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