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Dec. 21st, 2012

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Now Taking Commissions!



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Oct. 11th, 2011

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Um, so this journal, if you haven't noticed, is largely defunct. I may start posting again someday, but until that, find me on Wordpress or other already-established locations like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, &c.

My account will remain active, as I still comment and read fic and the like, but it is unlikely I will be posting here in the future.

May. 30th, 2011

glee-blaine

Book Sale

I am looking to sell a whole slew of books. I simply need the space!

If you're interested, contact me, and we'll negotiate pricing.

Just don"t judge me on some of these...Collapse )

Apr. 25th, 2011

glee-blaine

This is Either...

( You are about to view content that may only be appropriate for adults. )

Apr. 3rd, 2011

glee-blaine

Work Woes

(Crossposted from Facebook)

So, I like getting money. Like, I *really* like getting money. I like knowing that my bank account isn't going to dwindle down into nothingness. I like knowing that at the end of the week, I will be picking up a nicely-endowed check that will get dumped in my bank account (with any surplus of $100 overflowing into my savings).

Furthermore, I like working at Dunkin' Donuts. Well, more to the point, I like the people whom I work with. I like the fact that we can make it fun and goofy and laugh at some of the stranger orders, and whine at big food drive-thru orders. I like caffeine. I *really* like being able to fix myself a cappuccino...for free.

But I am lazy. I am inclined to take more time off before starting again; I don't think this would last long before I got bored, but there ya have it.

Furthermore, I am getting my wisdom teeth out May 20th, the recovery time to which I have heard ranges from under a week to around a month. I don't want to be coming into work whilst on Vicodin. I am not House.

Let us consider the fact that I also cannot see myself at DD much longer. I am not cut out for a high-pressure job. I went to a doctor's appointment this past winter right after work, and my BP was 140 over somethingsomething. To compare, when I went over Spring Break when I was NOT working, it was 116 over somethingsomething.

I am twenty (soon-to-be 21); I need more work experience than DD. My roommate just got turned down for a job because she doesn't have sales experience. Retail isn't sales experience *per se*, but it is a broader experience. And I can easily see myself at Fashion Bug. I've applied there once before, but was turned down due to my seasonal availability.

Y'know, being a college student really screws you over in terms of employment.

I don't know. I've been feeling more like an adult lately than I usually do, and I feel as though I've almost outgrown my job at DD, despite having only worked a couple of months there.

And that's another thing. I don't know if I'd be up for three straight months of high-pressure DD shifts. I do want to have a life outside of work, after all.

I just don't know. As of right now, my plans are to wait until mid-June before going back to work, just to keep things on the safe side in terms of recovery time from the surgery. And I want to get my application to Fashion Bug before then, too. Y'know. Just in case.

Mar. 24th, 2011

glee-blaine

I don't even know...

Hi, guys. I'm still here!

Lately I've been thinking about LiveJournal a lot, and I'm starting to think I'm outgrowing it. It feels ridiculous to me, because I have been here since...oh gosh, what, 2004? My journal is a first-grader! I've made friends, I've met new people (some of whom I managed to meet in real life as a result), and it's been the center of my life in fandom--it still is! Actually, lately, that's all it is. And I have no problem with that, but I've watched people up and leave, or abandon their journals. I've kind of been letting mine die organically. This is my first post in how long? Two months? And I used to post every day.

I've put money into this; I've been the recipient of others putting money into this--into me--and I feel like I've let them down. I can't quite describe what's drawing me away these days. It's not the fact that I'm busy (though that is surely true). It's more the fact that I find myself losing interest. I used to check my flist every day, update a couple times a week, at least, and comment all the time. These days, I'm more of a lurker, and I think it's to do with the fact that I'm not just getting older, I'm maturing--with all the good and bad connotations that come along with that.

I'm not saying I don't need an outlet--far from it these days!--but that I have managed to redirect it elsewhere. I think I needed LiveJournal for a great many years when I didn't have too many friends in my everyday life. I couldn't unload on them with all my curiosities, insecurities, &c. I've built up a group of friends who are all (mostly) fandom-friendly, geeky, and honestly the most supportive group of individuals I have had the benefit of knowing personally.

Who knows. Maybe this is just a momentary thing, and I'm going to swarm back to LJ as soon as I'm not running myself into the ground this semester. Goodness knows I've tried to up and leave before, and I'm outright saying, right now, that that is not what I am doing here. Rest assured that I won't be deleting my journal--possibly ever. There are all the conversations I've had here, and of course my teenage angst memorialized! ;P

At the very least, it's going to stick around as my fandom account. Nevertheless, it's something that's on my mind, and while I do love blogging, I've always struggled with it as a form of writing. I'm getting to the point where I feel like there should be a reason, a purpose, for it.

Ugh, I don't know.

Jan. 18th, 2011

glee-blaine

Don't Forget! Porn Battle XI!

Now accepting prompts here!

Jan. 11th, 2011

glee-blaine

One of these days, my Health tag is going to explode...

So yeah, more health issues. I get these chest pains regularly, and they're not SERIOUS I THINK MY HEART IS STOPPING pains, they're just little sharp jabs in my back, about where my lungs are. I stop breathing for a second, let out all my air, and then start breathing again, and it's fixed. I have told EVERY SINGLE DOCTOR about this, but it wasn't until I switched endocrinologists that I received some serious attention about it. 'Bout time, eh? It's been *years*, seriously.

So I saw a doctor at the same place my primary care physician is, and she was slightly concerned, and had some blood drawn for it. Apparently the results came back today, and they're a little abnormal, which could indicate clotting. They're only *slightly* abnormal, so she's not too concerned with getting a CAT-scan, but she does want to do a chest x-ray, and I'll probably go in on Thursday (tomorrow is going to be a blizzard, right, so that would be unwise, methinks, and besides, I work tomorrow) and get that done...

Can I be healthy again, please? I'm tired of having things wrong with me.
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Dec. 31st, 2010

glee-blaine

Schmoop Bingo

IT'S LIKE I HAVE NO SELF-CONTROL.

perfume/cologne
illness – minor
massage – back rub
blind date
reading aloud
wedding – shower
baby – feeding
wine
fair/carnival
hot cocoa
birthday – celebrant is sick
pregnancy (male or female)
WILD CARD
butterfly kisses
injury – minor
“I love you” – first
gift giving
soulmates
feeding – erotic
cuddling in public
illness – shared
serenade
sleepy times
love song
cuddling with pets
glee-blaine

H/C Bingo

Because one challenge isn't enough for my summer, hc_bingo.

abandonment issues
torture
hostages
body hatred
undercover: forced to hurt your partner
mutation
ghosts and hauntings
post-traumatic stress disorder
wings (sudden onset)
forced marriage
telepathy (always there, but sudden trauma)
drowning
WILD CARD
isolation / accidentally locked in
hallucinations
sexual extortion: to keep a secret (high school)
counseling / therapy
stranded/survival scenario
bullying
panic attacks
depression
pining: confession in desperate situation
social phobia
nightmares
sexual extortion: to pay for something
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HS Bingo

I'm done pretending I have any self-control... hs_bingo

out past curfew
school nurse
yearbook photos
guidance counselor
home schooling
bullying
geeks/nerds
bad boys/ rebels
reputations
group date
crush
best friends
WILD CARD
teasing
library/ study hall
alcohol/ drugs
sneaking out
jealousy
tutoring
valedictorian
summer vacation
private/prep school
part-time job
mutual hate
making out

Dec. 29th, 2010

glee-blaine

2010: The Year in Review

LiveJournal hasn't really been my focus for some time, so let's just round up this year a couple days in advance, while I have time, so my head doesn't explode.

Fandoms: I stayed pretty steady in Bandom throughout most of the year, only falling out of it mid-fall. At this point, I began to waver toward Supernatural, even relapsing a little into J2. It didn't last long, though, as it was soon November, and NaNoWriMo had me by the metaphorical balls. Once that was over, I was in Finals Season, and using Harry Potter fic (post-Deathly Hallows) to keep my mind off of responsibilities, but it wasn't until I came home that I really started reading fic again on a regular basis. At this point, boredom coupled with an overabundance of free time while I waited to go back to work led to a binge on Heroes episodes that I never got around to watching, so I had a fun relapse into that fandom, despite the fact that on the majority, it was a dead fandom. One thing led to another, and I was soon reading Zachary Quinto/Chris Pine, which brings us up to date! 446 fics were logged in my Delicious bookmarks in 2010, and that number will probably go up a couple of notches before the next couple of days are out. Other fandoms that deserve honorable mentions are Doctor Who, Star Trek, and Cookleta.

Writing: My writing output was significantly higher this summer than any other time, which is usual for the school year. caffeine_highs was my muse on a great volume of Bandom fic, which made up a great amount of this writing. My novel hit 50,000, and will be reworked in the spring as an independent study class at school. I would have liked to have done more writing, and a large amount of what I did write was for school, but, as they say, maybe next year.

School: In the spring, I wasn't heavily stressed, but that came back to me in the fall, and resulted in me changing my major from secondary ed. English to writing--with English and ed. minors. It took a lot of stress off of me and my schedule, and fit more in line with what I really want to do with my life, which is write. Or do things surrounding myself with writing. Idk. I still have a 3.8 GPA, even though I don't know what to do with my life. I already got the lecture from my Nana about how I'm going to be qualified for "basically nothing" when I get out. Fuck that noise, whatever.

Work: I got a job at Dunkin' Donuts, after being turned down at Fashion Bug due to my lack of flexibility during the summer months. Granted, I did look late in the summer, so maybe next summer I'll put in an application sooner. I don't know how much longer I can work at DD, no matter how much I claim not to hate it. I still have my workstudy at GMC, though, which I do enjoy. I successfully coordinated and held two social gatherings for the department, both of which I was told were very enjoyable.

Driving: I still only have one driving hour, but at least I do have my permit.

Health: No more cancer, still diabetic, and I had a little scare in November about having cancer again, but it was nothing serious, all is well, &c. I am being urged to see the doctor tomorrow, after a visit with a new endocrinologist yesterday, which may be in regards to the random chest pains I get, or to the fact that I had some high blood pressure. Either way, I'm a little concerned, but overall not too unhealthy?

Relationships: Still love Kaitlin, my roommate, and all my friends up at GMC. We're still not talking about what's going to happen when she graduates in May. I dated someone for a couple of months, then split under the recognition that we were looking for different things. There were other instances of a little bit of sex, and a great number of crushes, but nothing that ever really panned out to anything.

The Highs: The summer was definitely the best time of the year for me. I got a little baby boy kitten whom I am head-over-heels in love with; my hair went from purple to pink; I got to show Kaitlin around Portland; I got to go to Warped Tour in Boston (Mansfield, technically), where I got to meet my favorite bands (and learn some new favorites); and I got to spend an amazing week with an amazing girl (caffeine_highs) whom I miss terribly!

The Lows: Probably the winter--right now. The heater's not working hardly at all, I'm stressed over work and potential health issues, and my extended family's at me for doing something that, as they view the world, will never pan out to any kind of career, thus giving me doubts, myself. February was also pretty bad, with me shorting out the heat in my dorm, getting rejected by a boy I liked, and ending up with a computer on the fritz, all in the same week.

It's been a mad year, but the summer is something I won't soon forget, that's for sure.

Dec. 17th, 2010

glee-blaine

Proving I can still use LJ...

Hey guys. I'm not dead. I just had finals, and life ate me.

But I got better.

I am mentally exhausted, but that's okay. Because I have an iMac! His name is Pete. caffeine_highs knows why. ♥

An admittedly generic picture...Collapse )

Now that the semester is over, I can go back to writing fanfiction and sleeping too much and...wait, what? WORK?

Yeah, I'm going to be working at DD again. It's not bad, but it's going to be weird.

Add to that the fact that I've challenged myself to reading 50 books in 2011. Like...books. Not 50 fanfics (that I could get through in a month, I'm sure), 50 books.

Am I crazy? Probably. But I miss legit reading, and I certainly have enough books lying around for it.

But I'm going to enjoy my time home, work up a bit of cash that I will hopefully be able to use in, like, life, and get my brain on a blank slate before the next semester!

Nov. 19th, 2010

glee-blaine

Harry Potter - No Spoilers

I know, the book came out how many years ago, but I protect the innocent!

I will say only this: it was INCREDIBLE.

And having said that, I want you to rec me fics with the canon pairings. You know, Ron/Hermione, Harry/Ginny, hell, I'll even take some Lupin/Tonks or Lily/Snape. But not just any fics—I want these to be basically the best fics ever written. Quality control here!

I still haven't finished my novel (40,115/50,000!), so I'm not going to be reading it until after this weekend (in which I plan to finish said novel), but I'm craving it like mad, so RECS PLEASE.

Nov. 3rd, 2010

stock-typewriter

NaNoWriMo 2010: An Update

Oct. 24th, 2010

glee-blaine

Labels, bitch


Hello

My name is

Robyn

My identity is

adult, alien, ambi-brained, bisexual, brunette, cat lover, chick, chubby, cuddly, cute, Democrat, daughter, dork, dude, fangirl, female, flirty, friendly, GLBTQIA, geek, genetic woman, homoerotic, indecisive, intelligent, introvert, lesbigay, liberal, me, obsessed, peoplesexual, polycurious, polyflexible, pro-choice, pro-gay, queer-minded, quiet, quirky, self-defined, she-geek, student, submissive, wannabe, witch, working class, XX

What's yours?


I watched part of The Haunting in Connecticut, and now I can't sleep because the unresolved spooky tension will eat me.

Oct. 19th, 2010

stock-typewriter

A Long-Awaited Life Update Post

-First order of business being that I am no longer an EDU major. This is the result of some waffling about, and weighing of options, and discussions with various, unsuspecting people (including my mom, my adviser, and my roommate). I simply had too many credits to fit into too little time, and I did not want to spend any longer in college than I need to. Additionally, I was starting to suspect that teaching was not what I wanted to do. It's more like what I thought I should want to do. I've felt like an English major for quite some time, and I'd always thought that I'd feel like an ed. major when I took ed. classes, but instead, I just felt like an outsider. It kind of took me a while to put 2 and 2 together, but about a month ago (gosh), I filled out the paperwork, and I'm officially a Writing major with English and ed. minors, which should be dandy. I have to take 16 credits each semester until I graduate (or take 18 one, and 15 the other two) to catch up on credits after this semester, but it should be easily doable, especially if I want to keep up with piano. Which...

-I love piano lessons. I'm better at it than I thought I'd be, and I'm not getting bored with it. It's hard to find places and times to practice, and I'm learning that sometimes my hands don't want to do separate things from one another, but it's making for a fun and intellectually stimulating time. I usually just crash in the coffeehouse for an hour or so and poke at the off-tune keys.

-I'm also volunteering at the coffeehouse on campus. I haven't actually had time to get going because of break and the like, but it seems like it's a good time. At the very least, I'll get some reading done while I'm there.

-I'm reading an actual book! The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs. It's a good book, definitely chick lit., but no complaints here on that front. Usually my reading is limited to fanfic, so I'm kind of proud that I've been working through this book for like, a week now, and I'm almost done. I give it until Friday.

-And on the fanfic front, I've only been writing a little bit, but I'm back in the Supernatural fandom, shipping Dean/Castiel. I mean, I'll still read older Sam/Dean, but I think that post-season 4, it's all rocky shores on that front. I also love Chuck/Becky in fanfic, apparently, go figure.

-Supernatural is really the only TV I've been watching, unless you count my slow attempts to catch up on How I Met Your Mother. I've been hosting Supernatural viewing parties with Kaitlin in our room, because pretty much all of my friends are fans, so it really works out! It's all a great time.

-I'm going to be Dean Winchester for Halloween. My friend Jade is going to be Sam, and Kaitlin is going to be Castiel—she already has her awesome costume. We're going to LARP all day; it's gonna be awesome.

-I have an idea for my NaNoWriMo: zombies! Basic premise so far is that a writer ends up shooting his wife, who then ends up undead, and the writer teams up with some hunters from the town, finds out things like magic and monsters are real, and...yeah, idk where it's going really, but there are hunters, and zombies, and at least one witch.

-I went on a smallish road trip with Jade during Fall Break to Rhode Island. Which, Connecticut never ends: fact. What a pain. I also spent way too much money at Dunkin' Donuts. It was fun, though, and I wrote kind of lots, and fell a bit in love with Providence.

-I've been looking at grad. schools. My shortlist is about 10 items long, which is an improvement from 40. My favorite is Rosemont College in Pennsylvania. I don't know what their housing deal is, though, so it's going to take a little more investigation, but definitely looking into it! I'm not even sure if I'm going for writing, English, or publishing (kind of like this last one, though).

Hm. So I think that's about all. At least for major stuff. If I think of anything, I'll edit.

Oct. 7th, 2010

glee-blaine

I made this...

...with the help and inspiration of speedlers.

But what does it mean?Collapse )

Sep. 14th, 2010

glee-blaine

Maybe later.

I have a boyfriend! He's a ginger!

Sep. 7th, 2010

glee-blaine

The Hottest of the Hot: Bandom Style

THE RULES:
1. I have picked ten celebrities that I find attractive.
2. Every day, I will make a poll, and you can vote for the one you find the least attractive (not so much who you LIKE, but who you find hot).
3. After 24 hours, the poll will be closed and the one with the most votes will be disqualified. There will then be a new poll with the remaining contestants.
4. After 10 days, there will be one winner!

Down to three! And I think this would be my top 3, too. You guys have good taste! ;D

A day late because I have a life now. It's called classes.

The MenCollapse )

And remember: you don't have to know who the hell any of these people are in order to vote!

Sep. 6th, 2010

glee-blaine

100 Drabbles of Summer Prompt Table

My 100 Drabbles of Summer TableCollapse )

Drabbles will be linked to in the table, and posted in the comments with the following format for header:
#. Prompt - Fandom - Title - Rating

7/100 (6/24)

Sep. 5th, 2010

glee-blaine

The Hottest of the Hot: Bandom Style

THE RULES:
1. I have picked ten celebrities that I find attractive.
2. Every day, I will make a poll, and you can vote for the one you find the least attractive (not so much who you LIKE, but who you find hot).
3. After 24 hours, the poll will be closed and the one with the most votes will be disqualified. There will then be a new poll with the remaining contestants.
4. After 10 days, there will be one winner!

Sierra Kusterbeck of VersaEmerge holds the proud title of the Hottest Woman in Bandom (on my flist, at least)! Thanks everyone who voted!

Jon Walker was voted off the island two days ago (yeah, I got busy, sorry), and we're down to four. And I was so convinced that it would be down to the four Panic! boys. I apparently underestimated the hotness of Pete Wentz. Shame on me.

The MenCollapse )

And remember: you don't have to know who the hell any of these people are in order to vote!
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Sep. 3rd, 2010

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The Hottest of the Hot: Bandom Style

THE RULES:
1. I have picked ten celebrities that I find attractive.
2. Every day, I will make a poll, and you can vote for the one you find the least attractive (not so much who you LIKE, but who you find hot).
3. After 24 hours, the poll will be closed and the one with the most votes will be disqualified. There will then be a new poll with the remaining contestants.
4. After 10 days, there will be one winner!

It's down to five men and two ladies! Who is it gonna be?

The MenCollapse )

The LadiesCollapse )

And remember: you don't have to know who the hell any of these people are in order to vote!
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Sep. 2nd, 2010

glee-blaine

The Hottest of the Hot: Bandom Style

THE RULES:
1. I have picked ten celebrities that I find attractive.
2. Every day, I will make a poll, and you can vote for the one you find the least attractive (not so much who you LIKE, but who you find hot).
3. After 24 hours, the poll will be closed and the one with the most votes will be disqualified. There will then be a new poll with the remaining contestants.
4. After 10 days, there will be one winner!

Alex DeLeon and Greta Salpeter were the most recent victims; onward!

The MenCollapse )

The LadiesCollapse )

And remember: you don't have to know who the hell any of these people are in order to vote!
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Sep. 1st, 2010

glee-blaine

The Hottest of the Hot: Bandom Style

THE RULES:
1. I have picked ten celebrities that I find attractive.
2. Every day, I will make a poll, and you can vote for the one you find the least attractive (not so much who you LIKE, but who you find hot).
3. After 24 hours, the poll will be closed and the one with the most votes will be disqualified. There will then be a new poll with the remaining contestants.
4. After 10 days, there will be one winner!

We wish Tay Jardine of We Are the In Crowd (do check them out; I love them to bits!) and Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy (I guess they're okay ;D) adieu, and move on.

The MenCollapse )

The LadiesCollapse )

And remember: you don't have to know who the hell any of these people are in order to vote!

(Edited because I rushed and copy/pasted the bit at the beginning without changing names.)
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glee-blaine

In case it needs to be said...

Please do not link my posts onto Facebook. I have real life friends there who do not need to know about my fandom pursuits. If you are a real life friend, good for you, but please respect my wishes.
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Aug. 31st, 2010

glee-blaine

The Hottest of the Hot: Bandom Style

THE RULES:
1. I have picked ten celebrities that I find attractive.
2. Every day, I will make a poll, and you can vote for the one you find the least attractive (not so much who you LIKE, but who you find hot).
3. After 24 hours, the poll will be closed and the one with the most votes will be disqualified. There will then be a new poll with the remaining contestants.
4. After 10 days, there will be one winner!

Thanks to our Lightning Tiebreaker Round, we can now comfortably (and sadly) say goodbye to Patrick Stump and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz.

The MenCollapse )

The LadiesCollapse )

And remember: you don't have to know who the hell any of these people are in order to vote!
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glee-blaine

The Hottest of the Hot: Bandom Style - TIEBREAKER ROUND

THE RULES:
1. I have picked ten celebrities that I find attractive.
2. Every day, I will make a poll, and you can vote for the one you find the least attractive (not so much who you LIKE, but who you find hot).
3. After 24 hours, the poll will be closed and the one with the most votes will be disqualified. There will then be a new poll with the remaining contestants.
4. After 10 days, there will be one winner!

Due to a three-way tie amongst the ladies, I am implementing a lightning tie-breaker round. From the time this is posted to when I return from dinner (in approximately an hour and a half), I hope that one of these ladies will have more votes than the other two.

Remember: vote for the one you find least attractive, and you don't have to know who the hell any of these people are in order to vote!

The Ladies: Tiebreaker RoundCollapse )
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glee-blaine

Kink Bingo

Aug. 28th, 2010

glee-blaine

People suck

So, I think I've been pretty good about not ranting about work.

I've never posted anything to customerssuck—mostly because the people who come into our store are understanding and patient, which is probably more than I would be, to be honest.

This isn't a customer issue so much as a people issue, but I do need to rant about it because it is just something that Makes Me Angry.

Today, and I'm pretty sure this gentleman (and I use this term mostly facetiously) has been in before and done something similar, a man was at front with his two sons. I gave them their orders, cashed them out, and wished them a good day, and it all went swimmingly up until he started to leave.

Because that was when he said to his sons, "Come on, girls." And this isn't a simple teasing way, and there's nothing to suggest any context, except that I've heard the tone of his voice before. It's that Mr. Roper, "lookit the ~fairy" tone. It's that tone that suggests that if those boys even think of being gay, there'll be hell to pay.

In that moment, I wanted to punch that man in the face. Or to get Burt Hummel to do it for me because he's my role model for fathers-of-gays.

It makes it worse, knowing that there are people like this all the time everywhere. I wanted to just say something, but it was so not the time or the place, but people like that really make me wish for a better world.

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