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@  Sabrblade : (14 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

You'll shoot yer eye out, kid.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I shot the sheriff.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 July 2020 - 04:24 PM)

han wasn't even in the movie until later

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 July 2020 - 04:23 PM)

the stormtroopers shot first

@  Sabrblade : (14 July 2020 - 03:33 PM)

Maclunkey

@  Paladin : (14 July 2020 - 06:18 AM)

the correct answwer to "who shot first" will always be "Harrison Ford if he ever hears that hugging question again."

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 July 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Han shot first. Plain and simple.

@  -LittleAutob... : (13 July 2020 - 06:21 PM)

\(-_-)

@  Bass X0 : (13 July 2020 - 05:26 PM)

"Here's a little---whatever. A little thing. A disclosure. An insight. Revisionism---I've always been fascinated by it. By the idea of a writer going back and altering things. Make no mistake: an edit is a profoundly aggressive act. As Froid once said, we grieve for the murdered word. If you want to get the measure of an author, don't look at what they've left on the page.... look at what they've taken away." -- Rung (MTMTE #28)

@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Indeed....

@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.


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Tfdoc's Pre-botcon 05 Collection Photos, All Pieces


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#1 TFDoc

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 04:44 AM

A couple shots of my beloved Micros rolling out in their respective Divisions. I'm sure it's obvious what is what, but I won't feel right unless I include a little minutia. And yes, I know I should have taken the boxes down from my Hi-Lofts before I took the low angle shot.

Note: This is pre-Botcon 05, the numbers are higher now in all Divisions, here I will be listing my current numbers, and at some later date will do a new photo(and I hpoe the numbers will be even higher by then).

Dimensions: My Convoy Cabinette-top is 15 inches wide, 116 inches long and 59 inches high(great for standing angles/perspectives)

Left to right: Military Division, 2nd Platoon(37 Bots), 911 Division(40 Bots), Highway Division(57 Bots), Space Division(37 Bots), Constuction Division(53 Bots), All Terrain Division(41 Bots), Military Division, 1st Platoon(37 Bots) and overhead, Air Division(47 Bots, possibly 48, if I induct/draft/allow LOC Jetfire).

Led, of course, by Optimus Prime, who is flanked by his two top officers: His second in command, Jazz, and his chief advisor/sidekick/conscience, Bumble Bee.



You'll note that the Miltary Division(total 74 bots) is split into 1st and 2nd Platoons to protect the convoy, and that the Air Division is also in a low flying protection pattern.



The one Division not shown is the recently sanctioned Engineering Division(19 bots), previously known unofficially as the city crew. It is made up of Micros with no vehilce mode(Nebulons etc) or Micros whose alt mode just doesn't fit into any Division for whatever reasons(the bike and 4-wheeler from Minicon Perceptor etc), they usually only appear in bot mode, working on this or calibrating that. They never leave the city, "Engineering Division" title or not, they are still the city crew. The Construction Division builds things, but these guys keep it all running. Anyway, I thought I would add another pic or two so as to show them also.



^There were around 320 Micros total at this point. Now the # is 366.^



^I believe that was the first day that they really became "The City Crew", I was getting a pic of all the Micros and they had to go somewhere. They weren't ratified as a Division yet, they didn't have a charter, but Spike being in the pic with the Division leaders is what sowed the seeds for the eventual sanctioning.



^There's Prime with the Executive Staff(his top two and the eight Division Commanders).^

NOTE: Without Spike, who already was and still is chief engineer, the other 7 Division Commanders were known as "The Council of Seven". They governed the surviving Cybertronians after what came to be known as "The Arrival". They oversaw the designing and building of the planet New Cybertron, their mecha-sun "Sol-Tron" and the greatest, strongest and most beautiful city ever raised by man, bot or beast...., Cybertropolis. The Seven lead the TFs for ages before Prime returned to them, appearing suddenly out of the void, himself not knowing how he came there. He was offered the mantle of command on the spot, but he was quite reticent about it for some time, which was oddly ominous, for when he did accept command, it turned out to be the begining of the end of the 'Golden Age" of New Cybertron.(see: The History of New Cybertron, last 2 volumes) But that's a story for another time, about which, coincidentally, I just recieved some pertinent information recently extracted from the reverse-flux time bouy from which came the original copy of the enigmatic poem "A Statue of Optimus Prime", but again, I digress.



Enjoy the pics. I've got plans for more pics and blather some other time, maybe if you like the pics, you'll tolerate the blather.

And HOORAY for the return of The Allspark. Kalidor.., You d' Bot!


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Edited by TFDoc, 26 June 2006 - 02:54 PM.

The Universe gives, but exacts it's own cost

in promised potential and paradise lost


Electro-mechanical hearts still can break

with the loss of a hero, and the hope he can take


"Statue and Darkness"
(1st 2 stanzas of the prelude to part 7 - "Gone")

#2 TFDoc

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 07:52 AM

*BUMP*

Got distracted for few hours but I'm back. There are a few more pics and some valuable info on the thread now.
The Universe gives, but exacts it's own cost

in promised potential and paradise lost


Electro-mechanical hearts still can break

with the loss of a hero, and the hope he can take


"Statue and Darkness"
(1st 2 stanzas of the prelude to part 7 - "Gone")

#3 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 01:40 PM

I'm going to kill you. So I can take all your Transformers. Just giving you fair warning.

Also, glad to see Stakeout on the front row in his division.

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 01:42 PM

Truly a beautiful tiny army.

And it pleases me that Erector is in the front row of his division as well.

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 05:44 PM

QUOTE(Andrusi @ Jun 23 2006, 02:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm going to kill you. So I can take all your Transformers. Just giving you fair warning.

Also, glad to see Stakeout on the front row in his division.



OK, you can kill me, but PLEASE, make it clean and quick so you don't get any blood on the MIcros. One easy way to off the Ol' Doc is to show me the rest of the original Arkonaughts in WST form. I'm sure I would fall right over cold with a big stupid grin frozen on my face for eternity.

And Stakeout is a cool Bot. He's always been one of my faves. He was Top Cop until WST Prowl hit the streets. He also held another honor, he is the tallest of the G1 Micromasters. The long arm, John Law, the heat. He has protected and served my micros and myself since the 80's. (I love the 80's)

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The Universe gives, but exacts it's own cost

in promised potential and paradise lost


Electro-mechanical hearts still can break

with the loss of a hero, and the hope he can take


"Statue and Darkness"
(1st 2 stanzas of the prelude to part 7 - "Gone")

#6 MightyMegs

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 05:54 PM

Those lines of Minicons... so straight and unwavering. Those tiny threadds holding those small toys aloft...

I thought you might appreciate seeing how I display my Minicons...



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Posted 23 June 2006 - 06:03 PM

QUOTE(crazyjw18 @ Jun 23 2006, 02:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Truly a beautiful tiny army.

And it pleases me that Erector is in the front row of his division as well.



Yeah, Erector has aleays been ranked very high in the divisions in general. In the early days, when he was hot off the shelf, he was chosen as leader of the fledgeling Construction Division. Him in the middle and the four origianls on the sides made a great Micro-scene. But along the way he prefered to be able to concentrate on his work without the mantle of command. So the leadership was handed back to Neutro, the original leader, and has been so for time immeasurable.

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QUOTE(MightyMegs @ Jun 23 2006, 06:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Those lines of Minicons... so straight and unwavering. Those tiny threadds holding those small toys aloft...

I thought you might appreciate seeing how I display my Minicons...




MMMMMM! Me Grimlock LOVE Micromaster casserole! MUNCH!!!
The Universe gives, but exacts it's own cost

in promised potential and paradise lost


Electro-mechanical hearts still can break

with the loss of a hero, and the hope he can take


"Statue and Darkness"
(1st 2 stanzas of the prelude to part 7 - "Gone")

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 06:06 PM

Is that Energon Unicron... EATING those minicons?
If you can read this, you don't need glasses.

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 06:23 PM

Awesome collection Doc, didn't know Micro's could look so good icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 07:10 PM

QUOTE(TFDoc @ Jun 23 2006, 06:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And Stakeout is a cool Bot. He's always been one of my faves. He was Top Cop until WST Prowl hit the streets. He also held another honor, he is the tallest of the G1 Micromasters. The long arm, John Law, the heat. He has protected and served my micros and myself since the 80's. (I love the 80's)

He's really the tallest Micromaster? I figured I just didn't have the guy who was taller than him. >_> But yes, Stakeout is of awesome.

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 06:10 AM

QUOTE(Andrusi @ Jun 23 2006, 08:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(TFDoc @ Jun 23 2006, 06:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

And Stakeout is a cool Bot. He's always been one of my faves. He was Top Cop until WST Prowl hit the streets. He also held another honor, he is the tallest of the G1 Micromasters. The long arm, John Law, the heat. He has protected and served my micros and myself since the 80's. (I love the 80's)

He's really the tallest Micromaster? I figured I just didn't have the guy who was taller than him. >_> But yes, Stakeout is of awesome.



Yes, Stakeout is the tallest of the original G1 US Micromasters. I know because I stood them all face to face long ago to determine that very thing. The shortest is Phaser.


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QUOTE(StarScreamZX @ Jun 23 2006, 07:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Awesome collection Doc, didn't know Micro's could look so good icon-ironhide.gif


At Botcon 05 I was wearing a t-shirt with the second picture on it and the caption was "ROLL OUT!"

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The Universe gives, but exacts it's own cost

in promised potential and paradise lost


Electro-mechanical hearts still can break

with the loss of a hero, and the hope he can take


"Statue and Darkness"
(1st 2 stanzas of the prelude to part 7 - "Gone")

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 06:13 AM

It's interesting how well Minicons, Micromasters, Micromaster 6 team members, Micromaster Combiners and WST's all blend in with each other so well.

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 11:31 PM

QUOTE(Mighty Maximal @ Jun 24 2006, 07:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's interesting how well Minicons, Micromasters, Micromaster 6 team members, Micromaster Combiners and WST's all blend in with each other so well.



You know it, Max. When Armada first hit and I seen my first Minicon icon-silverbolt.gif I could barely believe that there were going to be new Micros after all of the years. I couldn't wait to get some of them home and compare them to my MMs. But that was really nothing compared to the unparalleled ecstasy I experienced when I first seen the WSTs. At long last, some of my favorite Arkonaughts in micro-size.

Minicons are a little bigger than MMs in general, and WSTs are a little smaller but the difference is totally negligible. I am so thankful that they are all close enough in size so as to give me the opportunity amass a Micro Army of this size.

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The Universe gives, but exacts it's own cost

in promised potential and paradise lost


Electro-mechanical hearts still can break

with the loss of a hero, and the hope he can take


"Statue and Darkness"
(1st 2 stanzas of the prelude to part 7 - "Gone")

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 12:16 AM

...Awesome, man, I really gotta break down and get some of the Micros I've had my eyes on online. And seeing the WSTs essentially for the first time today just reinforces my desire for Legends of Cybertron to continue into Classics, only with micro versions of G1 characters...

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 05:45 AM

I will eventually get around to taking current collection photos that will include my sizable Botcon haul and a fairly fruitful collecting year since, but for now here is the last batch I took. And I'll even give everyone a break and not include a ton of blather.

NOTE: I neglected to get my box of comics in the shoot. I think I have about 120.










































There is my first shot at documenting my collection.

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The Universe gives, but exacts it's own cost

in promised potential and paradise lost


Electro-mechanical hearts still can break

with the loss of a hero, and the hope he can take


"Statue and Darkness"
(1st 2 stanzas of the prelude to part 7 - "Gone")

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 05:56 AM

Cool!
Seems like an odd way of displaying them, you seem to have it kinda symmetrical at some points but all the different lines and factions are mized togther.
I like seeing tons of Micromasters.

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 02:06 PM

I'm in the middle of a total redesign/reconstuction of Cybertropolis, the Construction and Engineering Divisions have been working 24/7, but it's the most ambitious project ever undertaken in the history of the city is and taking a while to come to fruition. The new design will include 11 major additions: G1 Scorponok, Star Convoy, 2002 New Years OP trailer, G2 OP trailer, Energon OP trailer x 2, Tidalwave and Shockwave in fan/base modes, CD Red alert in my own rocket-base mode, CD Scattorshot in fan/base mode and a second Skyhopper, plus, the Space Center on top of Mt. Primus will now include the entire fleet of recently completed Mega-Transports(a fleet of spaceships that are so massive as to convey the entrie population of New Cybertron, and much supplies and materials, across the Universe, if they find a way out of the void or are forced to leave). I'm not sure at this point when the project will be finished, so in the mean time here is a layout of the city as it originally stood when Prime first appeared out of the void and looked upon New Cybertron.

Warning: The new layout, when posted, will include tons of minutia, details about details, blah-blah-blahing and lots good old fashioned blather, but I'll give you all a break and go light on that here. Your welcome.(LOL)

Enjoy the pics.



Cybertropolis as seen if approaching from the south. Snugged up against the south side of the mighty Mt. Primus.



My favorite TF photo I've ever taken. Optimus Prime in all his glory!



Space Center West.



Space Center East



Inside "The Cave" west. A cave in the side of Mt. Primus so huge it holds power plants, generators, energon storage and airfields, all nearly invulnerable to attack inside the gigantic impact crater in the side of the mountain. The planes are even safer stored beneath the airfields, deep in the "subcave" levels.



Inside The Cave east.
NOTE: The large red and grey structures aren't just energy conduits and elevators up to the Space Center, if you notice they are also solar power collectors. They get mecha-sun most of the day because they face south(they actually DO face directly south, just like my garage door).




The Gates of Cybertropolis(aka the South Gate or Main Gate), also seen on the lower right is the Police Gate.



A peek over "The Gates" from orbit.



Another sattelite photo of the hub of the city.



The Eastside, and the East Gate in the lower right-hand corner.



The West Gate, and the Military Gate in the lower right hand corner.



The Westside.



Prime meeting with his Senior Staff: Jazz, his second in command, Bumblebee, his advisor/sidekick/conscience, and the Division Commanders, also know as "The Council of Seven", "The Seven" or "The Council", who governed New Cyberetron through the millinia before Prime's return.



The Gates of Cybertropolis flung wide! Prime with a few special friends.


Well that's the old Cybertropolis. The new city is rising as fast as can be facilitated. The scope of the project is staggering. The scheduling, the materials, right of way conficts, construcion priorities, previosly unused and untested systems and implacements. But inspite of all the difficulties, Cybertropolis is taking it's new shape, day by day. I'm certain, as Neutro and Spike have assured me, within a few weeks the new face of Cybertropolis will be complete, and revealed for all to see.


Cybertropolis Prime

Edited by TFDoc, 27 June 2006 - 02:45 AM.

The Universe gives, but exacts it's own cost

in promised potential and paradise lost


Electro-mechanical hearts still can break

with the loss of a hero, and the hope he can take


"Statue and Darkness"
(1st 2 stanzas of the prelude to part 7 - "Gone")

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 02:13 PM

I merged the posts to keep all the photos in one place, plus I added this to the stickied Collection thread up to. Nice sets!

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 02:38 PM

awesome!!!!
makes me want to collect all the smALL TRANSFORMERS!!!!

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 05:39 PM

TFDoc makes me cry and jealous.

I don't condone murder or stealing but damn... thats the collection many of us would do anything for.

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