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2016 in 37 Questions )

Fics written in 2016:

Kill Bill )

Marvelverse )

Star Trek )

Too Human )

Wrestling )

X-Men )

8 big fics plus 4 comment_fic ficlets (2 of which are quite long), which is less than intended but a goodly number considering.

I had hoped to get Becoming finished before X-Men: Apocalypse came out but que sera and all that.

On to the meme )
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Buffy The Vampire Slayer: )

Doctor Who: )

Harry Potter: )

Marvelverse: )

Sherlockania: )

Star Trek: )

Wrestling: )

X-Men: )

Miscellaneous: )

Number of fics moved out into either the 'never going to finish' or the 'finished but not ready' folders = 2

Number of fics finished/brushed up ready for posting = 3
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Because it's already February, and I feel ridiculous not having posted them yet.

2013 in 37 Questions )

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Review of what I wrote in 2013

Fic

Wrestling:

Repeating Image - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/864512.html - Orton, Jericho/JBL, written for 50KinkyWays

A Short Week of Long Days - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/841108.html - Gail Kim 'n' Petey Williams gen-fic

Better Things - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/807143.html#cutid1 - James Storm gen-fic

Sherlock:

Better Man - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/848438.html - Not exactly Watson/Holmes.

X-Men - First Class:

The Mind Is A Fortress, And Life Is A Siege (Part 1 of the Becoming series) - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/846336.html - Emma Frost gen fic which sets up a series about Mystique (why do I do this to myself?!)

Romeo and Juliet:

Laugh At Love - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/843186.html - Mercutio gen-ish fic. That narrowly avoided being called "Shut Up, Mercutio".

Buffy The Vampire Slayer:

The Power of Words - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/835231.html - Giles gen fic written for the lgbtfest. Which might explain why I still call it that instead of it's new name.

Star Trek:

One For All and All For One - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/829194.html#cutid2 - Reboot-verse Jim Kirk-centric Team Enterprise gen fic. Set after the first film but before the second one.

Kill Bill:

My Brother Bill - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/815937.html - Gen Budd fic.

Fic-bits

Inception:

Excuses - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/829194.html#cutid1 - for the prompt "99 Words - Inception, Eames/Arthur, together we'll be the greatest team there's ever been"

Avatar:

Presents From Home - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/829194.html#cutid3 - Porn Battle fic for the prompt - "Grace Augustine/Miles Quaritch, Presents From Home"

Avengers:

Guarded - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/829194.html#cutid4 - For Such_heights's Avengers's kissing fest for the prompt - "Steve & Coulson, adoration"

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Only 9 proper fics, which is down on what I was aiming for, but c'est la vie.

Questions )
redfiona99: (Thinking)
Titles of the first post for each month.

January - More Signs Of The Apocalypse
February - Crafty, Creative Things
March - Links
April - The James McAvoy Cinema Night Was A Complete Success
May - Fan Fiction Meme - Day 5
June - TNA and the Fan Fiction Meme
July - A Somewhat Cryptic (but hopefully amusing) Complaint and a Meme
August - In which I rant about a certain fundraising campaign
September - Back!
October - Teenagers
November - Doctor Who Meme - Day 11 – Your Favourite Season (Classic or New)
December - Travis

Mostly it makes it quite clear that it takes me longer than 30 days to finish the 30 days memes.
redfiona99: (Thinking)
Because it's that time of year.

Doctor Who )

X-Men )

Wrestling )

Buffy The Vampire Slayer )

Holmesiana )

Marvel-verse )

Torchwood )

Star Trek )

Miscellaneous Fandoms )

I've thrown one fic into the "never going to be finished" pile and there's a couple of comment fics that I've not counted either.
redfiona99: (Thinking)
The fanfic I wrote in 2012 by the numbers:

stories: 12
fandoms: 7
het: 1
m/m: 4
f/f: 0
sex with aliens (I am aware most people do not need this to be a separate category): 0
gen: 6
mixed: 1
threesomes: 0
crossovers: 0
word count: 11184 (Avg = 932 I write short.)

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30 Day Fanfic Meme - Day 2 – Name the fandoms you've written in, and how much you've written in that fandom, and if you still write in it.

All numbers from AOOO

Wrestling, various feds = 54 WWE, 5 TNA.

This number is by no means an accurate representation. A lot of my early wrestle-fic is not up on AOOO because it's terrible. Or it features people where ... wrestlefic has this problem where it's not RPF but there's obviously a lot of grey space between it and fake people fan fic. And then RL stuff happens to the people portraying the characters and it means you're not necessarily ever going to post those fics to somewhere new if you hadn't posted them there originally.

There's also a couple of wrestle-fics I wrote that have vanished due to archives sinking off the internet and so on when I didn't have a copy/have lost my own copy so I can't put them up.

In short, there's easily ~ 50 wrestle-fics that haven't been included in that count.

Wrestling is still my main fandom and I still write in it, but I only get to see one of the major feds and that fed is more of a breeding ground for me face-palming than me writing.

X-Men (mostly movieverse) = 8 Still writing in this fandom. Busily working away on a fair few fics in fact.

Doctor Who = 7 Still writing in it.

Harry Potter = 5 I'd say I was done with writing fics in HP, except I've got three (possibly more) Potter fics on my to-write list.

Torchwood = 5 Same as for Potter

Sherlock = 3 and umpteen still in the works so it's very much an active fandom.

Star Trek = 3 This doesn't include some of the shorter fics I wrote for [livejournal.com profile] chronometric. I've been a Trek fan since I was ~ 7 and there's so much canon that I don't think I'll ever be entirely finished but it's never going to be a main fandom.

Lord of the Rings = 2 I'm including the Hobbit and other Middle Earthy things in this. At the minute I've written all I plan to do but this may come under famous last words.

Pirates of the Caribbean = 2 I've still not seen At The World's End or Stranger Tides so there may well be more in future.

Fandoms where I've only written 1 fic. Cut for length. )

There's a lot in the "only one fic" section and that list is only going to grow because, as I said yesterday, a lot of why I write fic comes from trying to imagine what happens when the minor characters interact, or when the Doctor leaves a planet or so on. As you can imagine, I write an awful lot of episode tags and missing scenes.

Other Days )
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2012 in 37 Questions )

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Review of what I wrote in 2012

Sherlock

Needs (Jeremy Brett version, Sherlock Holmes gen, PG, redfiona99.livejournal.com/787258.html)

In Certain Circumstance (BBC's Sherlock, Lestrade and Donovan gen, R, http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/760629.html

Star Trek

The Victor's History (Lt. Valeris, PG, http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/798260.html)

Wrestling

Ideas and Actions (Randy Orton/Trish Stratus, NC-17, 50 Kinky Ways fic, http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/752209.html)

Bitten By The Love Bug (Randy Orton/Drew McIntyre, past Randy Orton/Edge, present Edge/Kelly Kelly and unrequited Drew McIntyre/Kelly Kelly, R, 50 Kinky Ways fic, http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/778449.html)

You And Your Gucci Belt (Randy Orton/Dave Batista, R, 50 Kinky Ways fic, redfiona99.livejournal.com/763216.html)

The Road To Nowhere (Rene Dupree/Sylvan Grenier, PG, http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/771614.html)

X-Men

Happiness (Or Something Like It) (Mystique, PG, X-men Movieverse Ficathon Fic, redfiona99.livejournal.com/775278.html)

Committed To Paper (Xavier and McCoy gen, PG, http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/765066.html)

Miscellaneous

Things We Do Not Say (Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, Fai/Kurogane, PG,
Part 7 - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/776487.html
Part 8 - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/793016.html)

Let Slip The Dogs Of War (James Bond, M gen, PG, http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/753379.html)

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12 fics, so I just about pass my own standard test (at least the equivalent of 1 fic a month). I think my new system does reduce the amount of fic I write, but it's much less stressful for me so I'm going to keep it. Plus next year ought to have a couple more because there's two fics that are nearly ready. Then again, everything else is conspiring against me to be long fic. By which I mean long by my standards, not by normal standards (I'm looking at you, long fic which is already at 2000 words about half way through part 1 of 7).

On to the meme )
redfiona99: (Thinking)
Titles of the first post for each month (or the first post with a title in a fair few cases)

January - Happy New Year
February - Writer's Block: Doppelganger Week, a rant, TNA and the book meme
March - Strange TNA / Indie Music Crossover
April - Music Videos, Fic Detail and a Meme
May - The Good, The Bad And The Painful
June - Football and the Shakespeare Meme
July - Back From Dublin
August - Back from the US
September - Olympic Diary - Well for all 3 days that I was in London for
October - Links
November - RL, Fencing, F1
December - A Maths/Probability Question

Lots of meme-answering, lots of fencing stuff and actually less travel that there appears to have been :)
redfiona99: (rl)
Only 11 days late, which counts as good for me ;)

2011 in 37 Questions )

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Review of what I wrote in 2011

Dr Who/Torchwood/etc

An Honest Answer (Canton Delaware III and 11th Doctor gen, G, Spoilers for 'The Impossible Astronaut') - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/719107.html

Home - (11th Doctor gen fic, PG, Spoilers up to 'The Doctor's Wife' and an episode tag for it. Ood fic.) -http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/736567.html

Next Time Without The Head Injury (Mica Davies/OFC, queerfest fic, 12, Spoilers for Children of Earth) - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/704369.html

Still Not The Same (Jack/OMC, one-sided Jack/9th Doctor, pornbattle fic, 15) - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/702463.html

Harry Potter

You Should See Them In Practise (Oliver Wood/Marcus Flint, R, post-Deathly Hallows) - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/720406.html

Sherlock

Holmes At Christmas (John Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes, Anthea and Mrs. Holmes, Christmas gen fic, 12) - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/740118.html

Star Trek

If There Are A Thousand Christine Chapels, Who Am I? (Star Trek XI, Chapel gen, PG) - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/683391.html

One Thousand and Ninety Six Days In The Making Of A Man (Star Trek XI, McCoy gen, 12) - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/680856.html

Wrestling

A Bad Night (Jericho/Regal and Wade Barrett, 12, Edwardian AU) - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/727446.html

Bang, Bang On The Door (Randy Orton/CM Punk, R, 50kinkyways fic) - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/706402.html

Dirty Little Secret (Randy Orton, Victoria/Candice Mitchell. 50kinkyways fic. R) - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/689569.html

In Changing Changes Them (Christian and Edge gen, PG, Spoilers for the 11th March, 2001 edition of Smackdown.) - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/699146.html

X-Men

The Time Between (Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr-centric ensemble fic, 12, First Class era) - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/727292.html

Ficlets:

Assassin's Creed - Strange Land (Desmond gen, PG, one sentence fic, spoilers for the game) - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/694438.html

Dr Who - Unstoppable Force (10/Master fic, PG) - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/694438.html

Inception - Safe (Arthur gen, 12) - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/694438.html

Sherlock - Another Piece of The Puzzle (Watson and Mycroft gen, PG, character death warning) - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/694438.html

Sherlock - Breadcrumbs (Sherlock/Moriarty, PG, one sentence fic, spoilers for the series) - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/694438.html

Star Trek - The Race (James Kirk gen, U, chronometric fic, Reboot-verse) - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/704765.html

Sherlock/Inception cross-over - Tea and Sweetmeats (Saito and Mycroft gen, G) - http://redfiona99.livejournal.com/694438.html

~~~~

13 or 14 big fics, depending on how you classify 'The Race', which is a reasonable amount, especially given that two of them are long (for fics I have written).

On to the meme )
redfiona99: (Default)
Step One
- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fun ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
- If you wish for real possible things, make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two
- Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:
- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.
- You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.
- There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

~~~~

Mine are the usual:

1 - A day late but the Amnesty International 'Write for Rights' campaign http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=10673 is a cause close to my heart. If you have ten minutes, an envelope and don't mind writing a letter, choose a cause close to your heart and write a letter for them.

2 - More selfishly, links to people who make icons and don't mind other people using them (with credit, of course). I am on the hunt for more icons, particularly a Sherlock one, an X-Men:First Class one (Mystique, equally of course), a Covert Affairs one and a Human Target one. The problem is I have a definite image in mind for the first two and I don't have the talent to make them. I think you have to have an eye for colours and shapes that I just don't have. So yes, icon recs please.
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Titles of the first post of each month:

January - 2 End of Year Memes
February - Manics
March - Job Interview
April - RAW and Wrestlema XXVII blathering
May - RL, fic writing, fic
June - Semi-related to the previous post
July - Book Meme Day 2
August - A few more random Tour de France thoughts
September - Rugby
October - Stuff
November - The Much Delayed Book Meme
December - Signs of the Apocalypse

It's actually a reasonably good overview of the year. My brain was taken over by the Tour for a month, and the rugby for a span. And, given that it's a 30 day meme that the book meme gets mentioned in two months with a three month gap, it is, I believe, thoroughly delayed.

Discussing the book meme:

Day 20 - Favourite romance book where the romantic aspects are important

The reason for the change is that I don't read romance novels. Nothing against them, I don't read horror or mainstream fiction either, but it did mean that my answer would be pointless.

I've changed it to 'book where the romantic aspects are important' because it gives me an excuse to talk about 'Maurice' by E. M. Foster. Which is one of my favourite books.

It's not entirely because of the main character, who shall henceforth be Hall because that's what he's called in the book. Hall is a remarkably successful attempt at creating a non-descript lead character. Normally this kind of thing fails for one of two reasons:

1 - the character turns out not to be so every day ordinary after all

or

2 - the damn thing is so boring the reader gives up

but 'Maurice' succeeds because Hall's struggles to be normal are vivid. And that's all he wants. He wants to be the big man of the house that his mother wants him to be, and the man of business they need him to be, or the man in general society expects him to be. And he's not any of those. That's the central struggle.

And Hall fails, constantly. He doesn't save himself. If it hadn't been for an absolutely chance encounter Maurice would have spent his life in a sort of eternal existensial struggle, or as close to existensial as Hall is capable of.

spoilers (highlight to read)


It's love that saves him. There's a fantastic passage in chapter forty-five, almost hallucinatory in it's intensity where it's made quite clear it is the saving of Maurice, from society, from religious harrasment, that happens when Alec doesn't take the boat.


end spoilers

It's an odd little book, in many ways. I say little, it being 200 pages in the 1975 Penguin edition I have, but it skips by quickly. It's odd because even by the time it was written it was set in a long gone world, destroyed by WWI.

I recommend reading the Author's terminal notes for the background, which doesn't add or take away from the story itself, but adds some explanation for the world it's set in and for it's intent. I think the intent is very important.

Foster's own final comments, that it's contrived, and that people can't save each other like that, are probably correct, but I don't care, because I want the characters to have a happy ending and, for once, they get it.

The Other Days )
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Slightly delayed by RL, which is a whole 'nother post.

First, the year round up meme that I grabbed from [livejournal.com profile] frala many moons ago.

My year in 38 questions )

Secondly, the yearly fic meme.

This year's fic round up.

Firstly, I'm going to divide the stuff I've written into two categories, full fics and fic-bits. The fic-bits tend to be stuff I've finished for challenges and so on.

Fics, miscellaneous fandoms )

Wrestling fics )

Doctor Who fics )

Star Trek fics )

Not as many wrestling fics as I'd like, but then again, I've not had much chance to see the source. I hope that this will change. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] chronometric, I've written a lot more Trek fic than I would have done otherwise.

Fic Bits

Fic-bits )

My gen roots are showing.

On to the meme )
redfiona99: (Default)
Meme

Title of the first post each month:

January - Fic - The Moth Don't Care If The Flame Is Real (1/1)
February - Fic-bit - Claustrophobia
March - The Play's Afoot
April - Back from Germany
May - Back from Bath
June - RL
July - The Things We Do Not Say (Part 6)
August - Further Inception Thoughts
September - Fic and a Video Rec
October - Oh FFS!
November - Writer's Block: You can't take that away from me!
December - RL, football, music, film

You know what I see there - a shameful lack of fencing-related posts. Although it does show evidence of my determination to post at least 12 fics (or chapters of longer fics) this year.

~~~~

Fantastically interesting link (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-11879532) about the Ghanaian tradition of elaborate coffins. My favourite is the aeroplane - "This aeroplane coffin, made in 1951, was the first such coffin in Ghana. Made by brothers Kane and Adjetei Kwei, the coffin was their final gift to their 90-year-old grandmother who had never been in a plane but told them she often day-dreamed of flying."

~~~~

On to the more muttery aspects of this post:

What is generally meant by "classic" film? I just wonder for the meme, because while I'm not up to that question yet, I have a feeling that that's going to be one of those definitions that shifts depending on the age of the user.

Also, why couldn't the new Star Trek film describe its aliens better. It makes writing background details so much harder. I am having to resort to the random alien species ploy, which is never fun.
redfiona99: (Default)
Step One
- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fun ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
- If you wish for real possible things, make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two
- Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:
- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.
- You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.
- There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

~~~~

As per usual, I shall use this to plug the Amnesty Greetings Card Campaign - http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=10673 which is awesome and which I am planning to taking part in once my viva is out of the way.

My more selfish wish would be fic for the Crossfire music vid -


I would love fic all about the adventures of action girl and tied-up boy.
redfiona99: (Thinking)
Wrestling: )

Miscellaneous Fandoms: )

X-men related fic )

Star Trek fic )

Doctor Who and Alligned Fandoms fic )

James Bond Fic )

Fic for the various Sherlock Holmes variants )

The most likely things to be finished soon are the Sherlock Christmas fic, the McCoy Star Trek XI fic (or possibly the Chapel Star Trek XI fic) and the James Bond fic.
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The fanfic I wrote in 2009 by the numbers:

stories: 13
fandoms: 9
het: 2
boyslash: 5
girlslash: 0
sex with aliens (I am aware most people do not need this to be a separate category): 2
gen: 4
threesomes: 0
crossovers: 0
word count: 33026 (Avg = 2540, but I know that's because there's a two at about 500, then another couple at 1000, and then two at ~ 7000.)
redfiona99: (Default)
First, the year round up meme that I grabbed from Frala many moons ago.

My year in 38 questions )

Secondly, the yearly fic meme.

This year's fic round up.

Stories I wrote this year:

Wrestling fics I wrote )

Fics in other fandoms )

I managed my aim for the year which was more than 12 fics, so I pleased with that.

On to the meme )
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Title of the first post each month:

January - My conscience is giving me trouble, new years and a fic
February - Scoreboard Update
March - What I've been doing
April - We meet again, Mr. Split Infinitive
May - Champions League
June - An Update
July - Musical PSA
August - Caribbean Carnival
September - Back From Germany
October - Fencing
November - Coventry Open
December - It's all the little things

It's mostly real life stuff and sport.

Sporting Moments

19. 2005: London awarded the 2012 Olympic Games, Singapore )

17. 2008: Usain Bolt wins the Olympic 200 metres, Beijing )

15. 2005: Gary Pratt runs out Ricky Ponting, Trent Bridge )

8. 2000: Cathy Freeman’s Olympic 400 metres, Sydney )

7. 2000 Steve Redgrave’s fifth Olympic gold, Sydney )

6. 2001 David Beckham’s late free kick, Old Trafford )

I'd also like to recommend another article from the Times, from Simon Barnes who is a great sports writer, and one of the best journalists working today in any field, summing up why he's not fed up with sport.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/columnists/simon_barnes/article6960801.ece

Final paragraph:

Sport is not only about good things, why should it be? Sport is rich, sport contains all manner of moods and emotions. But here are nine wonderful athletes and a half-decent manager, all of whom have filled my year with good things. Fed up with sport? Actually no. A person who is tired of sport is tired of life.

There, my friends, is a man who gets it.

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