New Horizons

Hello Readers!

I have been aching to blog so much more than I have of late, but there is only so much time in the day!  RL & SL have gotten very demanding, but I did that to myself and I enjoy the things I am involved in in both worlds.

This weekend was a big one for me.  Not only did I have Colour of Couture’s Charity Challenge, I had SCALA Models Academy graduation which was SCALA’s first official production.  I was thrilled not only to be invited to be a model for SCALA, but asked to be a part of the staff and the graduation show contained a bit of my work as a script writer, as well as that of my very talented sis Liat Reina.  My congratulations go out to all the talented new SCALA graduates!  I so enjoyed watching them tear up the runway! Then there was the VISIONAIRE Graduation Exhibit, which was the culmination of my SL photography classes.  I cannot say enough how unique an experience this was, and how much it helped me to grow as an SL photographer.  I still have a lot to learn, but what I can do now, as compared to before VISIONAIRE, is simply incredible to me. Learning from Nariko and Wren was amazing, and the other VISIONAIRE trainees were so very supportive and inspiring.  I have really experienced nothing else quite like it in SL.

Silly's CoC Practice

The photo above comes courtesy of my sweet sis Liat.  Words cannot express the extent of my feelings for her. She was a wonderful audience for me as I practiced for the Charity Challenge and gave me much constructive criticism and feedback.

The gist of the challenge was to propose a charity event that I would make a reality if selected to be Miss Colour of Couture.  For me, the choice of charities was simple, Guide Dogs of America (GDA). I have been involved with GDA for several years and have served as a volunteer puppy raiser, raising three wonderful dogs for them.  There is something about the amazing ways animals can help us and those with disabilities that touch me deeply.  As I prepared for this challenge I realized that my charity might be a bit too regional to appeal to the very global community of Second Life.  So I did a bit of research and discovered Assistance Dogs International (ADI), a coalition of non-profit assistance and service dog organizations that hail from around the globe.  I was thrilled to learn the GDA was a part of this coalition.  So my proposal was for a charity event in SL that would benefit ADI and in turn all of its member organizations.

In case you are interested in the text on Liat’s photo, there is an ongoing joke amongst the CoC candidates that stems from my inability to type “high-5″ as “^5.”  Apparently I have an aversion to hitting those keys right and my ^5 comes out 6%. *laughs*  I love it when the CoC candidates 6% each other.  It really makes me smile and gives me a good laugh.  That just doesn’t get old.  I can’t speak highly enough about the other candidates.  They are a fine group of ladies and I am so very pleased to be competing with them.

I can’t post a photo and not credit it if I am able. In Liat’s photo my outfit is called “Don’t Hold Your Breath” from Liv Glam and was a part of the recent Style Icon Fashion Fair. My hair is from Tram, and shoes were “Maggie” a heel available for Fifty Linden Fridays for Slink High Feet by .fri.  My dog is Manticore and the slide projector and screen are by Seven Emporium.  I LOVE this slide projector and I was sooooo excited to do an actual slide show in SL.  It has been AGES since I had done one and I had soooo much fun making the slides for it.

Immediately following my Charity Challenge was SCALA Model’s Academy’s graduation.  Congratulations to Danity Mynx, Trouble Dethly, Winter Zhukovsky, LolaPandora, LuceMia, Deborah Vos, Leezah Kaddour, Sungyoung, Zoomy Bluebird, Christopher Law, Aely White, AliceAmber, and PetraAlexander!

As a part of my final for VISIONAIRE I was tasked with photographing two of the SCALA trainees.

Danity Profile

I first met Danity Mynx as a Glam Girl contestant for Liv Glam.  I thought her styling for that contest was fun and creative and I had to get to know her.  We have been friends ever since and I was thrilled to be assigned to take her photograph.

Trouble Profile

Trouble Dethly I recall seeing at the 2nd public casting for Style Kingdom Magazine.  He stood out to me mainly because of his name.  Like my own avi name I found it amusing.  I didn’t say anything to him then primarily because I didn’t want it to appear I was hitting on him or flirting in some way.  I was pleased to get to know him better since and know that he doesn’t consider me a scary stranger anymore. *chuckles*

Please visit my Flickr to see the rest of the photos I took of these very special and talented models.

VISIONAIRE GRADUATE EXHIBITION

Lastly there is the VISIONAIRE graduate exhibition.  I have never taken so many photos in such a short time as I did with this final!  I LOVED it though and truly enjoyed setting up a gallery to exhibit my work.  I still cannot believe that it is over and that Nariko and Wren consider me a colleague instead of a student.  I was honored from the start that even without photography experience Nariko would have me as the VISIONAIRE manager, assisting her and Wren with managing the institute and its students.

Sophie Profile

The above is my version of Sophie.  The shape was one given to all of us…the exact same no modify shape.  We could then do with it what we would.  I put on a beautiful skin by Izara Zutka of 7 Deadly S{k}ins called Tina B3b and told my story of Sophie. I wanted to tell a tragic love story, and the story that emerged was loosely based on Dante’s Divine Comedy and the story of Francesca and Paolo. If you visit my gallery you will see a sign at the entry that gives out some bonus information.  I also have a guest book, so please do sign it.

The jewelry in the photo is Polly by Mandala, the gown is Free Romance – Frozen by Living Imagination, the hair is Amita by EMO-tions, the eyes are IKON Eternal Eyes in Hazel, and the makeup is Wrath M1 DEF by 7 Deadly S{k}ins.

There are currently two exhibitions.  One is on the same sim as the SCALA graduation, and the other is on the SCALA/Visionaire home land.  You can see the press release and get SLurls to both if you visit Nariko’s blog post.

So I think I have caught you up on the latest.  Oh, there is one more thing! Coming up this Saturday, April 19th at 1pm SLT is SCALA’s 2nd production…a LivGlam fashion show and it is my first time serving as a producer, so I am very excited!  More info to come on that show very soon, but do mark your calendars!

Thank you for reading!
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“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”
~ William Faulkner

 

Colour of Couture…the Journey Continues!

Hello Readers!

RL & SL have certainly kept me busy of late!  I am back though and wanted to share another reason my blog posts haven’t been coming as frequently…it is a very good reason actually.  I am enjoying being a contestant in Colour of Couture.  Styling challenges are something I have enjoyed since my very first modeling classes.  Today I am sharing with you two of my most recent Color of Couture stylings.

The first was for Earth Hour an event hosted by Amazing Impressions Modeling agency that spotlighted the need for all of us all to be united in protecting our planet.

Earth Hour - Silly Avro - cropped

I was fortunate to be selected as one of 60 models to have an Earth Hour inspired look taken by the talented Marcopol Oh.  I am wearing “Earth” by Boudoir and “Oceane” by {MUA}. (above)

CoC Cosmo

Colour of Couture gave us the challenge of styling in the theme of cosmo couture, highlighting green and blues, and considering Earth Hour.  It was a very tricky challenge, and after doing my research on cosmo couture I arrived at the genre had to do with designing looks with unconventional materials…and quite often building and interior design materials.  So once I understood that, I began putting together my look.  I fell in love with these bits of crashed satellite I acquired from The Grim Bros., I visited one of my favorites (Chrysalis) for the one legged jumpsuit, added some hosiery from Erratic, fun hair from Ploom, sexy make up from Nuuna (neck) and {MUA} (full face).  My arm bands are recent releases from my SL Mom’s store On A Lark, my necklace a former Collabor88 item from Yummy, and the colorful bracelets were a Fifty Linden Friday find from Erratic. Oh and I can’t forget the awesome claw boots from Wicca’s Wardrobe.  I was just looking for a reason to wear them and this seemed it!

|STYLE CARD|
makeup > +Nuuna+ Meta Green 90%
makeup > {MUA} – MakeUp Set – Oceane – Full Set
bracelets > erratic / triangle stacked bangles
armbands > *On A Lark* Helena Bangles
hair > .ploom. Lislie – Candy
necklace > (Yummy) Metal and Diamonds – Night
accent pieces > Satellite Crash by The Grim Bros. (Cutea Benilli)
jumpsuit > Chrysalis – Catsuit Mesh
hosiery > erratic / fishnet thin – full / lime 1
shoes > Claw Boots Leather Couturier Docks Exclusive by Wicca Merlin

Silly Baroque

Our most recent challenge was to style inspired by Thom Browne. I had a good deal of fun with this one.  I have never been asked to style baroque before (or cosmo couture for that matter) so it was an exciting thing to dig into.  After doing my research, I found that Thom Browne uses a variety of materials in his designs, one of the most notable rubber/latex.  I used a Graves latex catsuit as a base and built from there.  I knew once again Collabor88 would be my best friend, providing just the right pair of heeled Oxfords.  I added a cute pair of slink enabled socks, and for a pop of color a sexy red skirt from The Plastik.  When it came to the baroque part I looked around a bit, one of my frequent stops being Bare Rose.  The white skirt, corset, and top came from there, I added a fun HUD driven cameo and set the image to “death”, added some hair I found at The Big Show by Little Bones (who are new to me…I love when that happens).  My make up is a combination of {MUA}, The Plastik, and Buzz Essentials. I added a fun lil Dia De Los Muertes black rose…complete with skull, thorns, spiders, and webs as a personal reference to the Latina in me, and added cobwebs to my hair.  I couldn’t resist Remarkable Oblivion’s cat purse to bring a bit more crazy to my Thom Browne inspired baroque.

|STYLE CARD|
catsuit > G57 by Graves
shoes > The Secret Store – Oxford Heels [Slink Feet Addon]
socks > By Stellar with Slink appliers and ankle ruffles
skirt > Babylona Skirt by The Plastik
coat, corset, skirt > Helga by Bare Rose
necklace > Cameo by Scrubs
earrings > [LeLutka]-JASMINE earrings
lips > {MUA} – Matte Lipstick – Red Line – Red 1
eyeliner > Soul Ink Reloaded://(Tint):Liner-Smudge (Makeup) by The Plastik
eyeliner > [Buzz] Essentials – Smokey Royale Liner
hair flower > Soul Distraction – Day of the Dead Hair Rose (Gothic Version)
hair > Spellbook by Little Bones
cobwebs > ClapTrap Flexi Web Wings Halloween
purse > Remarkable Oblivion – Cat’s in the Bag

A special thank you to my dear friend Gethsemane Idler for taking and processing this photo of me.  If you are interested in a great up and coming photographer he is the one!  Feel free to send him an IM or a note card if you are looking for someone to take your photo.  Tell him Silly sent you. *winks*

So there you have it.  A bit of why I have been so quiet on my blog, but I don’t intend for that to always be the case. I enjoy blogging and will continue to share the latest and greatest from the designers who have taken me on as well as things I find around the grid I think you might enjoy.

Thank you for reading!
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“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
 ~ Ernest Hemingway

Opium’s Gatsby

Hello Readers!

One of the events that has kept me rather busy of late is Opium Evolution’s Gatsby. I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing production.  I greatly enjoyed Opium’s Halloween production and I knew I just had to be a part of this agency.  Ana invited me to join Opium soon there after and I couldn’t be happier! Her shows really are like nothing else, and I affectionately call them Fashion Theater.  I do rather miss SL theater as I used to be involved with The Jewell Theater in SL, and I know that desire to perform on stage fuels my desire to be on the runway…but as usual I digress.  Opium’s latest production is “Gatsby” and it includes 18 amazing designers and Gatsby-inspired exclusives.

Opium's Gatsby

The first part of the show is a Donna Flora tribute and I am honored to be a part.  I was too new to the SL modeling scene when Squinternet passed, but I know she touched so many deeply and is sorely missed.  I am very glad to be a part of the tribute to such a well loved and missed designer.

gatsby 1

| STYLE CARD |
outfit > Bunny (hat+hair, coat, bloomers, garter, stockings) by Donna Flora
jewelry > Ice Cream by Donna Flora
shoes > Rosea by Donna Flora
pose > Manifeste
location > Opium’s Gatsby

gatsby 2

My second outfit is a dress by Prism.  I love the loose feel of it and the way it gives the feeling of silky fabric flowing over my body.  I adore the high/low hemline and the back…RAWR!  I just had to accent it with a backlace by Maxi Gossamer.

gatsby 2r

| STYLE CARD |
hair > -LaViere- Elizabeth/DarkChocolate + -LaViere- Elizabeth Hair Piece
necklace > Maxi Gossamer – Necklace – Tiffany Back Necklace – ALL – SILVER
dress > Prism Babe by Journey McLaglen – Daisy
bracelets > Eclectica Pearl Mixables- Classic Twist (white)
ring > Flower Ring – Pink Pearls – Gold -  by Maxi Gossamer
cigarette > The Sea Hole – Parisian Cigarette & Holder (Clove Cig) – Coal
stockings > Blushed – More Sheer Seamed White Pantyhose (with Slink appliers)
shoes > Ingenue :: Pickford Heels :: Jadite
poses > Everglow & Manifeste
location > Opium’s Gatsby

gatsby 3

So I was a bit jealous to see that Dead Dollz was a featured designer and I didn’t get the lovely work of Kiddo to style with for the show.  That feeling didn’t last long however as all the designs are available in the boardwalk across from the Gatsby mansion where the show takes place.  Before I could go shopping however, Kiddo delivered the exclusives to her blogger group and I was so excited!

| STYLE CARD |
hair > [LeLutka]-JOSEPHINE Hair – Harvard
necklace > Lazuri Diamond Graduated Tennis Necklace
bracelets > Lazuri Diamond Tennis Bracelets
rings > Lazuri Diamond Rings
dress > Vita by Dead Dollz
pose > Manifeste
location > Opium’s Gatsby

gatsby 5

| STYLE CARD |
hair > Bliensen + MaiTai – La folie du jour – with veil – Mocca
earrings > Black Ice Earrings by Chop Zuey
ring > Flower Ring – Pink Pearls – Gold by Maxi Gossamer
bracelet > =Zenith=Black Leather White Pearl Stone Bracelet – Sliver
necklace > (Yummy) Satin Bow & Pearls – Black
dress > Little Sister by Dead Dollz
stockings > Izzie’s – Tights rose
shoes > Ingenue :: Gatsby Heels :: Noir
pose > Manifeste
location > Opium’s Gatsby

gatsby 4

| STYLE CARD |
choker > Le Bolshevik Pk Choker by Chop Zuey
bracelets > Lazuri Diamond Tennis Bracelet
dress > Rapture by Dead Dollz
hair > tram C407 hair / brown (size40)
pose > Manifeste
location > Opium’s Gatsby

All of the outfits in this show are amazing and you must not only come see the LAST showing of this production, but stop by the boardwalk to pick up the exclusives! The last show will be Sunday, March 30th at 12pm slt. Here is your ride!

Thank you for reading!
Prisillax0020Sx_LDCursiveFlo
“Go on, she urged. Lie to me by the moonlight. Do a fabulous story.”
 ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby Girls

It’s been a while…

Hello Readers!

It sure has been a while.  I don’t like for my blog to get quiet for more than a couple of days but I had two major events this weekend inworld and a busy week of RL work and SL rehearsals.  The weekend was a blast and I will be writing more about what kept me so busy in the coming two posts.  Today however I wanted to share some new make ups from {MUA} and announce my retirement as a {MUA} blogger.  I really do enjoy Shanty’s products, but with as busy as my RL and SL are getting it isn’t right of me to stay on as a blogger for her if I cannot blog in the way she would like.  I did not sign on as a blogger for freebies and I never want to be viewed that way.  I signed on as a blogger because I believe in the designers I work for and the quality of their work.  That being said, I will continue to buy {MUA} products in the future and I wish Shanty all the best.

Desert

| STYLE CARD |
hair > [LeLutka]-MALEFICENT – IrishRed
hat > *LODE* Hat – PURE [gold_red]
make up > {MUA} – MakeUp Set – Desert – Full Set
eyes > IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Celtic Green
eyelashes > *Mon Cherie* “Falsies”
skin > Deesses Skins: Alicia – red eyebrows – ice frappe
necklace > [Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Noya Necklace Gold
bracelet > (Kunglers Extra) TDRF #031 – Golden bracelet
dress > .:Wimey:. The Antigone Dress in Tan

{MUA} had a couple of other bold recent releases with “Crow” and “Robot.”

{MUA} - MakeUp Set -Crow

{MUA} - MakeUp Set -Robot

Thank you for reading!

Prisillax0020Sx_LDCursiveFlo

“You can have it all. Just not all at once.”
 ~ Oprah Winfrey

Chasing Koko

Hello Readers!

I think I am giddy because I have had a LONG and mildly stressful week in RL thanks to work and it is FRIDAY!  I love looking at my friends’ Flickr streams and appreciating their work.  I came across one by my dear friend (and sim-mate) Nariko and I was inspired to mimic her.  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery right? *winks*  Here is Nariko’s (aka Koko) image, posted today in honor of the latest issue of Style Kingdom, which is the debut for both of us in this wonderful publication. Click HERE to see Nariko and click HERE to see me…we both had the pleasure of being photographed by the very talented Pam Astonia. So here is my rendition, done in what I affectionately call “Koko Style.” (I hope you can see by now that my legacy name was not completely off base! *chuckles*)

chasing koko

| STYLE CARD |
hair > /Wasabi Pills/ Kimmy Hair – Wild honey
boots > ::HH:: Hucci Westerly Booties – Toast
dress/tunic > [[Loovus Dzevavor]] Major: Nouveau Kaftan 2
eyeliner > [Buzz] Essentials – Smokey Royale Liner
stockings > erratic / ripped stockings – thigh / lime
rings > Izzie’s – Onyx Ring Middle Finger | Izzie’s – Triple Ring Ring Finger | LaGyo_Sasha ring gold
earrings > O.M.E.N – Large Earring – Natural – Light Wood
necklace > Zaara  : Karmuka necklace *wood gold*
bangles > Zaara : Ramya wood bangle *gold*
pose > Slouch

I need to get sappy for a moment. As I felt the urge to snap the above photo I found myself suddenly quite reflective.  Nariko and I met as models in AVENUE’s Model Academy, and our friendship has blossomed beautifully since.  Even before VISIONAIRE was a reality, she took it upon herself to teach me about SL photography, improved my photo taking abilities exponentially, and made me love location shooting.  I value her and our friendship so much and I feel so lucky to have her in my life.

When I was shooting for Style Kingdom, I shared with Pam that being published like this was one of my biggest SL modeling dreams.  I fought hard to earn my place among the talented models of Style Kingdom and felt once I had won the 2nd public casting that I had finally “arrived.”  So this issue has a very special place in my heart.  I have to thank all of the judges again who were a part of both castings, but namely Dougie for putting me through the most rigorous styling challenges I had ever faced as a young model.  I grew so much through that series of castings, his very honest critiques pushing me to grow as a model and stylist.  Through those castings I also got to meet Pam and Kiana…incredibly supportive and encouraging women who made the journey all the better.  So thank you Style Kingdom, for challenging me and welcoming me as a full fledged model. I look forward to a long relationship with you.

Thank you for reading and allowing me to share a bit more of me with you.

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“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
~ Dalai Lama XIV

Megastuff Hunt

Hello Readers!

This isn’t breaking news, but the Megahunt started on March 1st and runs through the end of the month.  This hunt event is made up of three hunts in one…Menstuff, Womenstuff, and Homestuff. I am telling you about it because Kiddo Oh of Dead Dollz sent out a brilliant dress that you have to go find!  And it will only cost you ONE LINDEN!

DD Roc_far

| STYLE CARD |
hair > ICONIC-MsStoneRemyGlam (limited edition)
eyeliner > Pink Acid Metallic Eyeliner – Pink/White by Stasey Oller
lipstick > MONS / Makeups – Lipstick Glamorous2 – palepink
earrings > erratic / studded earrings / pink silver
necklace > ISON – nova tribe necklace (silver) (from the last Collabor88)
dress > Dead Dollz Roc Dress (for the Megahunt)
shoes > N-core DONNA “Zebra” (a 21 exclusive)
pose > oOo Studio
location > Dead Dollz mainstore

DD Roc_close

I love the bold color and textures on this dress.  I admit I was surprised at first as the look of this dress is like nothing else Kiddo has done, but that is what I enjoy about her designs, she always brings something new and fresh.  Thank you Kiddo!

Dead Dollz Megastuff Poster

Happy hunting and thank you for reading!

Prisillax0020Sx_LDCursiveFlo

“Freedom lies in being bold.”
 ~ Robert Frost

Skin Fair and More!

Hello Readers!

I am back with some more Skin Fair fabulousness.  No sooner had I made my previous Skin Fair post when a new arrival from 7 Deadly S{k}ins was delivered and they are wonderful!

I rather enjoy transforming myself in various ways in Second Life.  Could be my role play past, or the simple fact that we can be anything we like in SL.  As you may know I have been working on my SL photography skills as well as learning PhotoShop for the first time.  I know there are some amazing things you can do with PS if you have the time and the inclination.  I felt like toying around some and wanted to capture a few renditions of me in one photo like I have seen others do.  So the image below was the result.  I know it isn’t perfect, but it is much more than I could have even dreamed of attempting only a few short months ago.  I credit Nariko Okawa and WrenNoir Cerise with giving me the information and the courage to attempt this.  I cannot praise them and VISIONAIRE enough.  It is time well spent, and is helping me to become something else I thought I couldn’t be…an artist.

me meyself and I

I will be breaking down the details of what was worn on each avi below, but items not represented in other photos beyond the above are:

On Sammael:
shirt > Delirum Style by Christel Morane – Male T-Shirt
pants > Delirum Style by Christel Morane – Male Pants
shoes > Blackburns Boots & Shoes by Vlad Blackburn – Sneak Black
prop > / XIAJ x ZZANG / Red String of Fate 07 @ L’Accessories Gacha Event

Now let me take the photo apart some and show you a clearer image of the items I chose to include.  First off I want to share with you the two lovely new skins 7 Deadly S{k}ins is bringing to the Skin Fair table.

wrath close

Here we have the latest from 7 Deadly S{k}ins.  The skin I am wearing is “WRATH B4b T2″ and I am also wearing one of Izara’s shapes, similarly called “WRATH.” If you are not already familiar with Izara’s work, her skins come in a wide array of options, along with every applier you can think of…Slink, Phat/Cute Azz, Loud Mouth, and Lolas.  For the Skin Fair not only is she offering this wonderful skin, she is offering a few make-ups as well.  I rather enjoyed the fresh-faced look, so I am wearing the make up called “Wrath M2 DEF.”  Since it is Arcade season, I topped off the look with  a new hair from Exile called “Shine.”  This one is from the pastel pack and available at this round of The Arcade. Oh, and let’s not forget my eyes.  As they have been pretty much all the time of late, they are IKON and these in particular are “Eternal Eyes – Hazel.”

sam close

Here we have the latest in the 7 Deadly S{k}ins male skin line, Sammael.  I am wearing the Sammael shape along with the “B3T2″ version of the Sammael skin. I have added /Wasabi Pills/ Dylan Mesh Hair – Black coffee and of course IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Celtic Green.  Handsome isn’t he?  Sammael and Wrath will both be available at the upcoming Skin Fair.  It opens March 14th.

Up next we have some newness from my SL Mom Discovering Destiny from On A Lark. Her most recent release is called “Nani” and I am wearing it in Sunset. I have also added another recent release of Lark’s, the Crysantha Arm Cuffs.  A better look at them can be found in my slideshow at the end of this post.

oal nani_front

Next we have me in my usual appearance with skin by Natalie Wells of Deesses.  I have donned another recent release from Lark called “Helena.” It made me think angel, so that is what I ran with adding some wings from the past round of the Fantasy Gacha Carnival by Una Daxter called “SteamPunk Wings Down.”

Helena Angel

I loved getting to pull out this older hair by Truth (from pre-mesh days)!  I have wanted to use it in a styling forever and finally had my chance!  It is called Tahnee in coffee.  I also have on the Helena collar and bangles by On A Lark.  The Helena gown comes in a few colors, a sample of which can be found in the slideshow below.

Thank you for getting through a rather wordy post of mine.  I have so much more to share and I am avoiding this paper I have to write. I guess I have put it off long enough.  Happy shopping and thanks for reading!

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“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”
~ Ayn Rand

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