SCWL 2 episode 6

Challenge VI: Phrases of Immunity

Inspired By: Uhhhhhh, are you serious?

Date: February 16 – February 20

Winners: Ooc.

Voted out: Kristine (5-1-1)

ROUND SIX BLOG

WHEEL OF FORTUNE

I had a different challenge in this slot but saw it was highly flawed. Luckily after reading a Pat Sajak story about him hosting drunk, making a Wheel of Fortune joke in university, and watching the ‘Let Me Ride’ music video with Vanna Black, I believe it was divine intervention that the sixth immunity challenge in an ORG needed to be Wheel of Fortune. The only problem I found with constructing it is how do I bridge the gap between being too easy and being too difficult? Given I have done 500+ puzzles on Facebook, I thought the best solution would be to fire up a cartridge of WoF and play through twenty-two puzzles and record the moment I solve each one. I took my own success and rewinded it 2-3 turns. Apparently I suck at WoF because both tribes solved it easily and tied because nobody asked for the penalty idol.

TIEBREAKER

One final puzzle remained. I re-opened the penalty idol requests to add in another safeguard to prevent the “whoever sent in first” to decide who wins immunity. My god I didn’t even need the penalty idol there because Carl is so dang good at filling in the gaps that he took one glance and solved it. On the other hand, Ooc was stumped. After they requested two letters that filled up a total of four spaces, Jamie was heralded as their own genius for solving it thinking no one could POSSIBLY do it any faster. Both tribes were gloating at this point. Little did Ooc know they should start packing their bags and prepare the knives. Their happy group of six (with the exception of David) would be broken up.

LEIF ME ALONE

Most controversial decision anyone in this series has made since Elvera voted out Arun, Jenn, and Jay before Kosek and RyLis. I think this loss stung the worst for all of them. The people who mutiny have racked up three losses following three wins. The original Apus members have lost five out of six. In addition, they thought eliminating Hooker solved any trust issues the tribe had. Three people in the game have claimed a penalty idol on Supa which means there shouldn’t be anyone who believes it is up for grabs unless they are completely oblivious. Leif waits until the tiebreaker to break Apus morale and unity once and for all. The whole tribe erupts. You know what gets to me about the whole situation?

POKER FACES

Eamon leads the charge in exposing who the evil-doer is that took the penalty idol. Really, Eamon? I can’t buy you seriously mean that when you were the first one to take the penalty idol. Shyam is on Ooc and brags about how loyal their tribe is and that they would never stoop that low. Oh, what’s that in your pocket Shyam? That’s Eamon’s fake idol. Marcelo is quiet about the situation because he feels guilty that he can’t help defend who inevitably screwed their tribe and instead resorts to a private expression of empathy. Leif, the bluffer that he is, knows how pissed everyone is and does not dare to expose his secret. He didn’t expect this much hell to be stirred. So he opts for the route of ‘like’ing any comment that deals with opposing the sonofab— who took the idol. How would I attempt to provide proof who took the penalty idol? I’d do the following:

1) Intentionally post a comment opposing whoever took the idol. Anyone who ‘like’s my comment is instantly a suspect. If the guilty won’t confess, then that means they’ll do whatever it takes to not give that impression. 20/20 is hindsight though because I knew who did it before the witch hunt began.

2) Rule out anyone who assumes they will be the next one voted off. Brian is at the bottom. Taking a penalty in a tiebreaker essentially means you will go to TC. TC is the last place you want to go if you are on the bottom and believe the merge is looming.

3) Because of #2, then anyone who feels secure are the only possibilities for who took the idol.

Kristine, Eamon, Carl, and Marcelo all accuse Brian of taking it. If you look at the voting this round, Brian had a majority before the vote changes. I think people started thinking along the same lines as me and deduced it didn’t make sense for Brian to do it. He’s too easy of a person to finger for doing this. So then the tide began to turn. The angry mob untied Brian from the stake and went after the next heretic in sight.

SALEM SURVIVOR

I made this reference in the final words but thought I’d address it now. The witch burnings in Salem is what I thought of as the post-IC strategy was taking place. Last round going after Hooker was more like an episode of The Mole. This round the players seemed to treat whoever punished the tribe as one with supernatural powers and may infect everyone with warts. As a Mole and Survivor addict, seeing these two games combine into one is a hosting orgasm for me. The mob pursues Brian then Carl then they set their sights on Kristine. Poor Kristine. She has claimed for three rounds that she doesn’t know what the heck the penalty idol is about. And I believe her. Can she deflect attention off of her before she gets Joan of Arc’d?

THE WITCH BURNS

She found out she was the prime suspect for the sabotage. Kristine expresses the epitome of her upfront personality to deny the allegations, but when the leader of a mob doesn’t want to listen, then the mob doesn’t want to listen. Brian was saved by a miracle not in the form of idol but by chaos that Leif caused. The TV is on pause for a few moments as Brian scrambles to dig up the third and final idol in the game.

NON-ENGLISH PEOPLE AND IDOLS?

Fun fact: Elvera, Mervin, Marty, Eamon, Marcelo, Shyam, and Leif all have either possessed a fake idol or the real deal. That debunks any theories from last season that those who don’t have English as a mother tongue or don’t speak what Mervin coined “Einstein English” perfectly won’t understand how to possess my complex idols. There are far fewer non-English people in the two seasons but yet they have absolutely dominated picking up idols. In fact, Elvera and Nelson were two of the final three in Supa while Mervin and Marty were the Final Two of Coo. How many Eastern hemisphere-based players have been eliminated thus far from season two? None. Is there anything to Eastern dominance of Westerns in my series? No clue. But it’s a neat pattern to spot and try to extrapolate any philosophical significance from it. Noah is so far the only American to break this trend. That’s right. Noah.

KRISTINE

She’s gone. A moment of silence for her. Shhh, pipe down Noah! Okay, a moment of silence from the other eleven players then. I apologize for how accurate my pre-season assessment was of Kristine. Recall my prediction that she wouldn’t pick the right alliance and ultimately not integrate into the majority if she found herself in the hole early and be booted in 10th to 13th place. I should go on the Power of 10 because I picked the perfect range for her finish. Although I have a feeling my prediction could have been wrong if Leif didn’t penalize the tribe–it would be Brian who I’d be talking about right now. Oddly enough, Brian is another player who I predicted would finish in the 10th to 13th range. I’ll look like a genius if that’s the case much to Kristine and Brian’s chagrin.

Anyways, I’m going to talk briefly about each of the twelve players because the game is heating up as we approach the second half. Also because I’m bored.

BRIAN

Although this may be the only ORG you will ever play, no one can say you’re not putting in the effort. You’ve guessed approximately twenty roman numerals in your quest for the third idol. If Apus loses this round, you are most likely gone. If you survive this round, you will be able to lay low under the radar for at least three to four eliminations.

CARL

You haven’t held any power all game. That’s a fact. You rarely send in confessionals. However, your participation in challenges, your attitude towards me that echoes any complaints the others weren’t willing to express, and not hiding a single motivation has gotten you this far. I don’t think you’ll win but I think you’ll be surprised how well you’ll do.

DAVE

Francisco, Kristine, and Carl dislike you for you appearing to be a floater and trying to imitate Bee Rob but the people you’re allied with are the ones that count. If you do merge and alliances clash, I highly doubt you’d be the initial target. Shyam, Noah, Michael, and Jamie all have higher bounties on their head than you do. What’s better is that if Ooc does go to TC once or twice pre-merge that you will be safe both rounds. In my opinion, you are in the best position of anyone who is idol-less.

DAVID

You know you’re in a crappy position but you’re having a fun time. You’re also scrambling to pick up the third and final idol. If you can get to the merge I think you could be the Jan of this season. You can stick with your original tribe that had you sixth in the hierarchy but you’re not an individual threat and thus find yourself bumped up ahead to potentially Day 39.

EAMON

You blew it last round. You took out Kristine who I think would’ve been very loyal to you. There’s no way Kristine would work with anyone associated with Noah. You messed up, in my opinion. You let Lister control the vote and are completely blind to Leif being in Lister’s pocket as opposed to yours. Your grip on the rope to the winner’s circle is loosening dear Eamon. But you are an exciting player to watch.

JAMIE

The only person who I see willing to take you to the end is an overconfident version of Dave. Your own tribe mistrusts you, the veterans view you as a threat, and Apus feels you’ll want revenge for booting Hooker. You won’t be so much in control as you will be at the mercy of your alliance mates. If you want to rely on your social game and use emotional responses to carry you into the next level of the end-game, then stop what you’re doing and begin to employ that right now. I personally believe it will be your best strategy once victors in the initial clash have been made explicit. Good job on acknowledging the penalty idol is gone so you stopped abusing your tribe with it. Impressive that you lost the maze for your tribe without any repercussions to be seen (for now). You have to possess a heckuva social game to pull that off.
LEIF

You must have a lot of information concealed from you if Eamon nor Shyam nor Marcelo told you that the Supa penalty idol was already taken. I hope yours is the first fake idol to be played followed by Marcelo’s followed by Shyam’s to make everyone really confused. I’m impressed that nobody considers you as the true traitor for this episode.

LISTER

The true mastermind of Apus. Why do I say that despite him being the last to vote out Hooker? Because Lister was clearly the first to vote for Kristine. I learned this from Elvera leading every vote and having everyone follow her in vote changes from Supa’s TCs. Marcelo, Brian, Eamon, and Leif all vote change’d shortly after Lister threw the dart at Kristine. That’s absolute power right there, ladies and gentlemen. The best part is I don’t think anyone has caught on to Silent Lister being the one to direct the tribe’s focus in strategy. However, Lister is a self-proclaimed untrusting individual which is the last thing Apus needs after two executions based on trust issues.

MARCELO

You’re floating around. You might be eliminated if you perform poorly in this challenge, but otherwise you’ll likely drift into a 6th or 7th place finish. I don’t know. Everyone hasn’t mentioned you as being tight in their alliance, you mutiny, and those who have been voted out view you as spineless. I’m not sure if you have any time left to wriggle your way into a solid end-game pact.

MICHAEL

Heh, I typed down all of the write-ups and counted eleven. You were the one I forgot. Thanks for the confessional. What’s confirmed for me is that you’re making Final Four if your alliance wins the clash at the merge. If you’re invisible to me then you’re likely invisible to anyone plotting to get rid of you. Your quest in this game is very much alive and the fact you didn’t switch tribes put you in a better position than Marcelo. Your social game is dynamite thus far.

NOAH

You are the Phillip/Clay/Neleh/Katie/Danielle/Coach/Phillip/Chase/Russell/Mick of this season. Everyone is looking to take you to Final 2 because you’ve incurred a plethora of enemies who wish to target you because they don’t trust or like you (but the host likes you!). However, like with all the names I mentioned, you have a chance at FTC to turn things around and be awarded the victory. Things are looking up when you know Kristine isn’t sitting on the jury. You have time to discreetly pick up five jury votes along the way. Will you do it? Personally, I don’t think you’re aware enough of your own position to start rallying like this.

SHYAM

If you take Noah to the end, you’ll win unanimously. You’ve telegraphed your intentions of allying with Noah by switching tribes. So if you can get to the Final 2 when everyone saw it coming, it’ll be like Mervin and Marty from last season. Everyone will kick themselves for not splitting you two up. Keep in mind that if you do get targeted to use Noah’s idol and not the one Eamon planted in your pocket.

12th: Brian Dub
11th: Marcelo
10th: Leif
9th: Lister
8th: David
7th: Carl
6th: Shyam
5th: Eamon
4th: Michael
3rd: Jamie
2nd: Noah
1st: Dave

TRIBAL COUNCIL # 6

(BRIAN W.)-(CARL)-(EAMON)-(KRISTINE)-(LEIF)-(LISTER)-(MARCELO)

XXX
(WESLEY)-(KEVIN)-(FEDE)-(FRANCISCO)-(CHRIS)

Above the X’s are each of your names. Once your name is gone so are you.

You MUST answer your TC questions in order for your vote to count.

BRIAN,

1. For the first time ever, the penalty idol requests make the difference. You don’t know if it was one or if it was six people who covertly betrayed this tribe. Just give me your thoughts on that.

Whoever requested the idol made an incredibly shortsighted move, so I have to assume that if it was still there, only one person requested it, and the idol is now in play. I was unable to come online all day, but wasn’t worried, since I knew there was no way Ooc could have beaten us in that tiebreaker. This really sucks for me, since it appears that I am perceived to be one of the more likely candidates to have betrayed my tribe.

2. Last TC somebody from your own tribe went home. Has Ooc integrated or is there an importance to maintain Apus majority?

We’re all Apus now…unlike most tribe swaps, this mutiny sent over new members who are not on good terms with the current Ooc tribe, so this tribe should remain united into the merge regardless of who goes home.

CARL,

1. How the heck do you solve the tiebreaker puzzle with so little information? Does that increase your worth in this tribe?

Well, the guys had figured the 4th word was Survivor or Survival so I started thinking of M words that would follow. I got hung up on the 3 letter word being Rob and the 5th Mariano, which didn’t work. It let me to think of Marquesas and then Vecepia. Her last name was easy and she did win.
I would hope it would help to show I can help. I think the tribe knows how determined I am to win the challenges.

2. How do you feel about your decision to mutiny after losing immunity back-to-back on your new tribe?

I love the tribe but think I may be a threat or something now. No one’s talking to me like they were last week.

EAMON,

1. How does the fact of knowing with 100% certainty that at least one person took the penalty idol to directly lose the challenge affect the tribe? Can you recover from this?

It’s sucks. For real. It’s like building one heck of an awesome combination of dominoes and then a little kid runs through it and then destroy it. It sucks. I really don’t know if I can recover from this anytime soon.If we could have won that immunity, that means this is where we could have slay that OOC one by one and go to the merge with numbers. It’s one of the dumbest move. An Idol got requested and at the same time it will be used in this TC. Your ass got busted and no one will trust you, even if you’re safe this time.

2. Last round you guys vote out Chris because you thought he was a snake. Here we are for round six and you have secret sabotage. Does this exonerate Chris or is Apus truly full of untrustworthy people?

The fact is that anyone could have been THE SNAKE. But all evidence was pointing to him last time so can’t really help it. I just have to do what I have to do. And this time I have a clear evidence to who might PENALIZED this tribe. Even if I am false, you’ll expose everything at the end of this game in your blog. Guess we’ll see how. Hahaha I am still in shock, this is crazy crazy crazy. Oh God I need to go to the beach and meditate like Phillip.

KRISTINE,

1. Speaking of trust, how in the world do you trust anyone right now? The person you’re plotting with to eliminate someone may be someone who is at least partially responsible for putting you in this situation. How do you trust someone in this environment?

-Trust? haha what is that? Just when you thought things were going good, BAM someone slaps the tribe in the face from within. Makes it really hard to trust anyone in this environment, but you have to if you want to get to the next round. You can’t win it alone. So you toke it up, and keep your fingers crossed. In the end it is just a game, you win some..you lose some.

2. After this round twelve people will remain. What’s the overall sentiment over whether next round will feature a switch, a merge, or if the tribes will continue competing?

-I would assume that there will be some merge coming in the near future, but you know what they say about ASSumptioms!! Pretty happy to have made it this far, so just gonna keep flying by the seat of my pants!

LEIF,

1. If only one person was responsible for your immunity loss, that person could have the idol, which now creates whole new set of problems. How do you counter that?

We just have to plan carefully so we don’t get fucked up by whoever got the idol.

2. The person(s) who requested the penalty idol may very well be some of your stronger or some of your weaker players in challenges. You’re in the bigger pickle of going into next round 6-6. Do you intend to put forth your strongest tribe in challenges or do you wipe out whoever you don’t trust in case you merge?

A tribe can never be strong if there is no trust from within. So even if you have strong members if there is no trust it will still fail. A strong tribe needs trust to be even considered that they are strong.

LISTER,

1. You guys are given an enormous gift of being up two members after the mutiny without really winning any challenges. Fast forward two rounds later and that lead is erased. How do you want this tribe to proceed?

1. I want us to proceed by winning every remaining damn challenge there is until the merge. I’m sick of the constant losing. We had this challenge we had it! Then somebody fucked it up.

2. What are some of the theories over who may or may not have requested the penalty idol?

2. Theories are flying all over the place. Everyone is under suspicion.

MARCELO,

1. You have sat out three out of six immunity challenges, and you were hit with multiple votes last round. Do you feel people are looking at you for being too weak to carry forward or do you present some valuable that may go beyond challenge participation?

Ipresent some valuable that may go beyond challenge participation

2. Do you think the penalty idol has been taken?

Yes

Okay. When you vote please do so in the following format:

(SHADY LOGAN)

You shady. Nobody on our tribe requested the penalty idol. It was really you. The funny thing is you think you’re safe tonight. Blindsiiiiiide.

Alright, between now and 11:59am Monday, it is time to vote. Apus, you’re up.

If anybody has an idol and they decided to play it this round, now would be the time I’d reveal it.
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Okay. Once the votes are read the decision is final and the person voted out will be removed almost immediately. I’ll read the votes.
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First vote:
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(Brian)
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Second vote:
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Next vote:
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That’s one vote for Brian, Kristine, and Eamon.
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Fourth vote:
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Next vote:
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That’s three votes Kristine, one vote Brian, and one vote Eamon.
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Next vote:
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And the sixth person voted out of this game:
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Kristine, the tribe has spoken.
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It’s time for you to go.

Since the mutiny Apus this tribe has lost both challenges in a dead heat. The outcome?

This tribe revives Salem, Massachusettes practices. You accuse Chris of being The Mole and tie him to the stake in hopes of building a more trustworthy tribe.
However that didn’t seem to work because you lose this round thanks to the penalty idol twist. Kristine takes her turn at the stake and I’m sure there’s only one thing is on your mind:
Hope to God we burned the witch.
The only question is “Did you?”

I’ll see you guys very soon for your next challenge.

Carl Hagemann Ef Off Probst!
Logans Hosting-Org Carl…frustrated by me.
Carl Hagemann I’m sorry
Carl Hagemann I forgot Anne Curtis isn’t here.
Carl Hagemann FUCK OFF Probst!

TC VOTING #6

BRIAN,

(Kristine)

Reason: I don’t know who I can trust anymore…I hope it wasn’t you.

CARL,

(Brian)

EAMON,

My vote for this round

(WHITEHEAD – BRIAN)

P/s That Idol is fake. The real one is with me LMAO. [;)] Anyway, enjoy playing with it. Aww

Oh I have to change my vote.

Sorry

(KRISTINE ?)

Sorry, see you in my game [:D]

KRISTINE,

I vote (Eamon the puppet-master)

LEIF,

(CARL) I think people are voting you because they think you went for the penalty idol lol

changing my vote to (KRISTINE) since these people change minds like they are changing clothes

LISTER,

[Kristine]

“Bliiiiiiiiindsiiiiiiiide!”

MARCELO,

(BRIAN!)

I want to change my vote

(KRISTINE!)

Confessionals round six

BRIAN,

XXXI
Does this mean the idol is already claimed?
Fair enough…I’ll try once more for my (probably fake) idol, and then give up

IX
well that’s what I deserve for just sending random crap to you without ever getting a clue lol
ANSWER THIS EQUATION : 18 * 3 / 2 – 4 + 8 = 31
TRANSLATE YOUR SOLUTION TO ROMAN NUMERALS AND SEND IT TO YOUR BELOVED HOST TO CLAIM THE HIDDEN IMMUNITY IDOL. GOOD LUCK.
XXXI
CDXXII
haha I was really grasping there…changing numbers to letters to numbers..oh well. Are you allowed to tell me whether both 18’s in the 3rd part of the puzzle are meant to be 18?
One more ridiculous idol guess…because I can…
Ok…18 stands for C and V, which is 100 and 5 and there is a 31 somewhere, so why don’t I try 100 + 31 + 5 = 136

CXXXVI

I just skimmed your entire 1st season blog, and I wonder whether I look like an idiot in your blog right now…
Please don’t tally the votes until 11:59…weird things are still brewing

DAVID,
ANSWER THIS EQUATION: IX
XCIX

ANSWER THIS EQUATION: 18 * 3 / 2 – 4 + 8 = XXXI

TRANSLATE YOUR SOLUTION TO ROMAN NUMERALS AND SEND IT TO YOUR BELOVED HOST TO CLAIM THE HIDDEN IMMUNITY IDOL. GOOD LUCK.
Answer for the 3rd idol:

XV

EAMON,

There is two division on Apus now. The Mutineers and The Original. I guess I control them all. Could be.

What I hope now is that from this point we will win the challenge, and get rid of that OOC. My first guess is that Shyam will be their first boot after mutiny twist. And go to the merge with numbers. After merge, yeah game on!

There are*** two divisions**

LEIF,

i want to ask for the penalty idol

as long as i would get the idol in the process…i dont care lol since these people would rather risk it tying than ensuring a win *rolls eyes*

thanks! but i have a question. if i play the idol on someone will everyone know im the one who played it or will you make it so that the person i played it on will seem like he played it?

also i want to make a fake idol code and its SUPA WACKY COO

also i wanna clarify something just to make sure

so if someone who played the idol receives the most votes. the people who voted on them goes to another tribal council to vote one of themselves. correct?

MICHAEL,
So alot has happened since last time, mainly the flop. Carl, Kristine, and Marc flopped to Apus, making the tribes 8-6, I considered quitting cause at the time I felt like it was 10-6 and knew we were gonna lose. After thinking about things I realised it was actually not bad, then Carl messaged me and said he was gonna try to come back to OOC after the merge, so in reality the tribes are more realistically 7-7, then we kept winning, the tribes now are about to be 6-6, we can take this game! The tight 3 of D Bron, Myself, and D Rac are still tight, I believe either will take me to the end. Were left with 3 choices if we lose, bring our 5 alliance to shoot Shyam (who switched from Apus to OOC) or use shyam as a vote and get rid of the traitor, Jamie. Or we can lose Noah, but him and his idol will come in handy later so I’d say he’s safe for now. I just hope Carl stays strong over there, he’s in my final 4, and I may take him to 3. If I win the last challenge he just might be final 2 depending on how the game works out. I hate Kristine, she lied to me and screwed up my game all over, she can die. At least APUS voted off Chris, he was tight with Jamie and would have swayed her had he had the chance, but Jamie might be OOC strong now that he’s out, only time will tell…

KRISTINE EXIT INTERVIEW

If you’re reading this, it means you are voted out are not too thrilled about it (or maybe you are, who knows). But never fear! This is your exit interview. Once the game is over, all exit interviews will be posted. Answer these questions while your frustration and the would’ves and could’ves are at their peak!

1. Let’s travel back to the beginning of the game. What was your initial assessment of your tribemates?

2. Was there anyone on Ooc who surprised you with their actions in challenges or in terms of strategy?

3. What was responsible for sparking the feud between you and Noah?

4. Why did the feud get so heated?

5. You voted for Noah and seemed surprised that Francisco went home. What politics do you think were in play that sent him home?

6. Take me through the process of weighing the options for the mutiny. It’s a big move.

7. Besides Ooc continuing to win immunities, do you think that move put you in a better position?

8. Do you think you had any chance of surviving to the merge whether you were on Apus or Ooc post-mutiny?

9. You write a clear message in your vote that Chris is a mole/snake. What information you were given to lead you to this conclusion about your new tribemate?

10. The next round it is made explicit at least one person requested the penalty idol. Any revelations as to what happened there?

11. Why do you think you were voted out?

12. Do you regret anything you did in this game or one move you wish you made differently?

13. Who do you think will win? Who do you think will lose? Who do you want to win? Who do you want to lose?

14. If you have any other thoughts, pleas share. 🙂

On behalf of the SupaCooWackyLand production crew, we thank you for playing this game!

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