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Surfinn
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(04-18-2017, 07:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by KoruptData

I must share the rug we got for the Star Wars themed nursery.

This is awesome
Danthrax
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(04-18-2017, 07:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by phazedplasma

Was that post real?

It's the realest thing posted on GAF all year
KoruptData
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(04-18-2017, 07:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by BrokenFiction

That is amazing. Where'd you get it?

I found it on Amazon. $90!!!! But worth it now that it's in there.
Vashetti
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(04-18-2017, 09:38 PM)
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I picked this up today, first time I've ever bought a comic!

MMarston
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(04-18-2017, 11:13 PM)
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heh
Einchy
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(04-19-2017, 02:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vashetti

I picked this up today, first time I've ever bought a comic!

Get Lando!
GodfatherX
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(04-19-2017, 03:24 AM)
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So with Claudia Grey somewhat disappointedly continuing to do Leia novels, I started thinking what authors I would want from our current list of folks to work on next. Is it too late for Christie Golden to do a Ashoka novel that is actually good? Dark Disciple was amazing, and im very much looking forward to Inferno Squad, and I really like Ashoka, but man was that novel a huge letdown.
sphagnum
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(04-19-2017, 03:27 AM)
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Speaking of Claudia, Lost Stars is getting a web manga adaptation!

Meowster
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(04-19-2017, 07:23 AM)
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I don't really get the hate for the Mortis arc in the Clone Wars. Thought it was really interesting and a nice new layer to the mythology of the series. I guess I can see how it is strange to introduce godlike beings to the series but..
SolicitorPirate
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(04-19-2017, 08:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by sphagnum

Speaking of Claudia, Lost Stars is getting a web manga adaptation!

Wait. What? Is this an official thing?

Actually, is Star Wars big in Japan? Like I see a lot of anime figure companies making Star Wars stuff, but I always assumed they were for the Western market.
Sesuadra
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(04-19-2017, 08:08 AM)
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well. look what I found.


childhood me even rewind the movie!

Originally Posted by SolicitorPirate

Wait. What? Is this an official thing?

Actually, is Star Wars big in Japan? Like I see a lot of anime figure companies making Star Wars stuff, but I always assumed they were for the Western market.

it's big
In case you want to learn some star wars phrases in japanese. http://nihonshock.com/2009/12/star-w...s-in-japanese/
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sphagnum
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(04-19-2017, 08:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by SolicitorPirate

Wait. What? Is this an official thing?

Actually, is Star Wars big in Japan? Like I see a lot of anime figure companies making Star Wars stuff, but I always assumed they were for the Western market.

It is: https://linecorp.com/ja/pr/news/ja/2017/1720

New chapter every Thursday starting May 4 (Star Wars Day).

Star Wars seems well known in Japan but I don't know how popular it is exactly. It gets referenced a lot in pop culture though.
GAMEPROFF
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(04-19-2017, 08:14 AM)
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Are there english paper versions of these mangas avaiable?
sphagnum
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(04-19-2017, 08:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by GAMEPROFF

Are there english paper versions of these mangas avaiable?

No, but I would be surprised if this doesn't get translated. It took them a year but we eventually got an official translation of the Korean webcomic retelling of the OT (which was excellent):

http://m.webtoons.com/en/sf/starwars/list?title_no=544
SargerusBR
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(04-19-2017, 08:32 AM)
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Was there anything at all on the Han Solo movie at Celebration?
Einchy
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(04-19-2017, 09:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by SargerusBR

Was there anything at all on the Han Solo movie at Celebration?

Nope, it was never even brought up.
Vashetti
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(04-19-2017, 09:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Einchy

Nope, it was never even brought up.

You sure?
SpaceWolf
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(04-19-2017, 12:53 PM)
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Mark Hamill skeptical about the direction they took Luke's character in 8, wanted to play Luuke from the EU instead.

Thought this was amusing, apologies if it's been already posted.
George Oscar Bluth II
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(04-19-2017, 02:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by KoruptData

I must share the rug we got for the Star Wars themed nursery.

That rug really ties the room together.
lybertyboy
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(04-19-2017, 04:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by George Oscar Bluth II

That rug really ties the room together.

That's just, like, your opinion, man.
Malyse
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(04-20-2017, 01:40 AM)
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So, Chelli Aphra is the first queer Star Wars main protagonist, yes?
KoruptData
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(04-20-2017, 03:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Malyse

So, Chelli Aphra is the first queer Star Wars main protagonist, yes?

In the Aftermath trilogy, Sinjir was gay and he was part of the main cast of characters.
Malyse
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(04-20-2017, 03:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by KoruptData

In the Aftermath trilogy, Sinjir was gay and he was part of the main cast of characters.

I know, but "main cast" is not the same as "main protagonist", yeah? There was a possibility that Sinjir could die. He has optics armor but Aphra has plot armor.
sphagnum
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(04-20-2017, 03:36 AM)
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I don't think that's really a spoiler. They've been hinting at Aphra being interested in women since the Rebel Jail arc of the main SW comic since her and Sana apparently had a bad breakup or something like that.
ShadowSwordmaster
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(04-20-2017, 03:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Malyse

So, Chelli Aphra is the first queer Star Wars main protagonist, yes?

Her first name is Chelli? Man, I have been out of the loop.
sphagnum
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(04-20-2017, 04:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by ShadowSwordmaster

Her first name is Chelli? Man, I have been out of the loop.

Chelli Lona Aphra.
Malyse
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(04-21-2017, 12:45 AM)
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I wish they would either put all the short stories on StarWars.com or sell them in the Kindle book store a la ​Tales From a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens. I'm not really up for paying $6 for a six page story.

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We have two books coming in May, a book and a miniseries in July, two books in August, one in September, two in October, two and a game in November, and a movie in December. So, what's up with June?

Originally Posted by ShadowSwordmaster

Her first name is Chelli? Man, I have been out of the loop.

Originally Posted by sphagnum

Chelli Lona Aphra.

Aphra is the best character in the series.
Meowster
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(04-21-2017, 05:36 AM)
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The Clone Wars has gotten so good.

This whole Mandalore arc is expertly woven, tying in all the different minor threads throughout the series and bringing them to a head. Maul and Savage are a great duo and having them scheme with the Death Watch was great fun. I'm still devastated by them killing Satine but you knew it had to happen for everything to make sense. Poor Obi-Wan has had one messed up life. And then it ends with that incredible Maul and Savage vs. Palpatine fight that was one of the best in the saga. Woo.
Gurrry
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(04-21-2017, 05:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Meowster

The Clone Wars has gotten so good.

This whole Mandalore arc is expertly woven, tying in all the different minor threads throughout the series and bringing them to a head. Maul and Savage are a great duo and having them scheme with the Death Watch was great fun. I'm still devastated by them killing Satine but you knew it had to happen for everything to make sense. Poor Obi-Wan has had one messed up life. And then it ends with that incredible Maul and Savage vs. Palpatine fight that was one of the best in the saga. Woo.

Ive been watching Rebels and clone wars simultaneously and while I like rebels, I much prefer the continuing plot of clone wars a lot more so far (im in season 1 of both).

Each episode of rebels feels like it just throws me into a new story each time without any real long developing plot lines.
SargerusBR
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(04-21-2017, 05:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Malyse

Aphra is the best character in the series.

She's pretty forgetful, but i would be lying if i say that i ain't enjoying her current comic run.
Meowster
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(04-21-2017, 05:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gurrry

Ive been watching Rebels and clone wars simultaneously and while I like rebels, I much prefer the continuing plot of clone wars a lot more so far (im in season 1 of both).

Each episode of rebels feels like it just throws me into a new story each time without any real long developing plot lines.

I'm starting Rebels next since I am so far along in The Clone Wars now that I might as well just finish it. The first season of TCW was a little rough for me but it gets really good afterwords. Maybe the same happens with Rebels? Though I hear it is a little more kid oriented than TCW (which got insanely dark by Season 4 and is no longer a show young children should even watch by 5 tbh).
Gurrry
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(04-21-2017, 05:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Meowster

I'm starting Rebels next since I am so far along in The Clone Wars now that I might as well just finish it. The first season of TCW was a little rough for me but it gets really good afterwords. Maybe the same happens with Rebels? Though I hear it is a little more kid oriented than TCW (which got insanely dark by Season 4 and is no longer a show young children should even watch by 5 tbh).

This is what im thinking as well. There are a few plot points that are continuous, I just wish they spent more time with them rather then telling me these little one off side stories.
sphagnum
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(04-21-2017, 06:11 AM)
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Rebels is much more kid oriented than TCW and it never embraces multi-episode arcs, but it does pick up. You'll find that it's a series with a lot of low key episodes interspersed with "plot" ones, but it builds up over time.
JeffZero
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(04-21-2017, 06:16 AM)
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I've never been able to fully fall in love even with The Clone Wars. I'm obnoxious about certain things, heh, and one of them is that I tend to feel like TCW's pacing in most episodes is about five octanes too quick. It frequently feels like it could use a breather.

I do really, really like the show, though, and as someone who has a difficult time getting into cartoons of any kind, that's testament to how well-written and gorgeous it is.

Unsurprisingly, I rank Rebels a couple of notches lower. But I started liking it around the tail end of Season 1, and I've carried that measured joy forward. I'm excited to see how it wraps. That was a great Season 4 trailer.
Hypertrooper
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(04-21-2017, 07:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by SpaceWolf

Mark Hamill skeptical about the direction they took Luke's character in 8, wanted to play Luuke from the EU instead.

Thought this was amusing, apologies if it's been already posted.

Did he not add that he liked the portrayal after the shooting had been done?
Sesuadra
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(04-21-2017, 08:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hypertrooper

Did he not add that he liked the portrayal after the shooting had been done?

afaik yes.
JonCha
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(04-21-2017, 11:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hypertrooper

Did he not add that he liked the portrayal after the shooting had been done?

Yes, something like 'a lot of my concerns went away'.

That said, I do think it would have been incredible to see Luke and Leia witnessing Han's death as he suggested.
GodfatherX
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(04-21-2017, 11:12 AM)
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Clone wars versus Rebels is a no brainer

When we thought Netflix was losing TCW I went back and randomly picked episodes to watch. It's amazing the difference. I know Rebels has a smaller budget, but it's also 5-6 years later, and the diversity in environments, quality of animations and just overall presentation makes it feel like it's not even in the same stratosphere as clone wars. That's before taking into account story, dialogue, and characters
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(04-21-2017, 12:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by GodfatherX

Clone wars versus Rebels is a no brainer

When we thought Netflix was losing TCW I went back and randomly picked episodes to watch. It's amazing the difference. I know Rebels has a smaller budget, but it's also 5-6 years later, and the diversity in environments, quality of animations and just overall presentation makes it feel like it's not even in the same stratosphere as clone wars. That's before taking into account story, dialogue, and characters

That's true, although this last season of Rebels has definitely seen dramatic improvements in animation & visual effects.
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(04-21-2017, 02:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by SargerusBR

She's pretty forgetful, but i would be lying if i say that i ain't enjoying her current comic run.

I disagree. I've seen no evidence of memory issues on her end.
Meowster
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(04-21-2017, 04:59 PM)
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Is the hatred for Kathleen Kennedy just a Tumblr thing or a popular sentiment throughout Star Wars fans? I've loved what she's done with the series (and her work outside of it) but I feel like I've seen nothing but vile stuff thrown her way for either not being inclusive enough or being too inclusive. I'm lost.
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(04-21-2017, 05:00 PM)
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Nerds are angry against sucessful women?
Color me shocked.
Surfinn
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(04-21-2017, 06:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Meowster

Is the hatred for Kathleen Kennedy just a Tumblr thing or a popular sentiment throughout Star Wars fans? I've loved what she's done with the series (and her work outside of it) but I feel like I've seen nothing but vile stuff thrown her way for either not being inclusive enough or being too inclusive. I'm lost.

The hatred for her exposes people. There's really only one reason
KoruptData
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(04-22-2017, 03:44 PM)
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Took about 100 pages but Thrawn sunk its claws into me.
sphagnum
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(04-22-2017, 05:02 PM)
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The ending to Thrawn has a really interesting twist that flips his introduction in Rebels on its head. And I need to know when that epilogue takes place.
WadiumArcadium
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(04-22-2017, 09:26 PM)
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I've been away in Edinburgh this week so I thought I'd try and buy a book in a bookstore for once. Two Waterstones stores, a few WHSmiths and not a copy of Thrawn to be found. Back to the Internet then.
EvilRedEye
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(04-23-2017, 12:15 AM)
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UK high street is useless for Star Wars fiction. Saying that, I've forsaken the UK books altogether - realised the UK copies lack the dustjacket treatments and have inferior binding to the US copies so now I get imported ones from the Book Depository.
Vashetti
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(04-23-2017, 12:41 AM)
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I bought the TFA novelisation on eBay the other day in hardback, and now I'm torn whether to continue collecting the other canon books in hardback or paperback.

Several of the hardbacks like Lords of the Sith and Heir to the Jedi are really hard to find for a good price, and several of the paperbacks contain content exclusive to them because they were printed later on.
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(04-23-2017, 12:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by EvilRedEye

UK high street is useless for Star Wars fiction. Saying that, I've forsaken the UK books altogether - realised the UK copies lack the dustjacket treatments and have inferior binding to the US copies so now I get imported ones from the Book Depository.

What's the difference with the dustjackets?

Originally Posted by Vashetti

I bought the TFA novelisation on eBay the other day in hardback, and now I'm torn whether to continue collecting the other canon books in hardback or paperback.

Several of the hardbacks like Lords of the Sith and Heir to the Jedi are really hard to find for a good price, and several of the paperbacks contain content exclusive to them because they were printed later on.

The paperbacks are usually released several months after the hardcovers so it depends if you mind waiting. I think I'd just go with the paperbacks if you haven't read any yet and want to catch up. They're cheap and take up less space too.

I buy the hardcovers as I've always preferred them. Plus I like to read the novels when they're first released. Well, most of them.
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EvilRedEye
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(04-23-2017, 12:58 AM)
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UK ones are plain gloss, US ones have embossing and spot varnishing and stuff. It's not a big deal, to be honest, but since there seems little reason for stuff like that to be omitted (the novelisation have proper cover treatments, presumably because they can flog them in supermarkets), I just refuse to buy them out of bloody-minded spite.

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