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Joined 05-14-05, id: 475737, Profile Updated: 05-11-12
Author has written 57 stories for Humor, General, Life, Song, Romance, Friendship, Love, Haiku, Work, Family, General, Young Adult, Biography, and Essay.

Some things you might've wanted to know...

- My real name is Kayla.

- My pen name came from a rather popular skit from an episode of Whose Line is it Anyway. You should YouTube it if you're looking for something to do. It's been at least six years since I first saw it, and I still find it funny.

- I'm a college student pursuing a BA in Non-Fiction Writing.

- In addition to being a mediocre writer, I'm also a mediocre musician. Four and a half years of guitar lessons don't seem to have helped much.

- I've been watching The Simpsons religiously for as long as I can remember, and I know more about the show's history than I do about my own grandmother.

- My heroes are Conan O'Brien, John Swartzwelder, George Meyer, Adam Durtiz, and Charlie Chaplin.

- I deleted all of my stories written before 2008 because there wasn't anything good about them.

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Between by rippinghouse
Noah is neurotic. He's miserable. He's bored. He's settled down too quickly, become to comfortable with his life and girlfriend. He wants to go back and relive all of those first times between he and Alanna, feel that thrill again - but to what end?
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,602 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/6/2011 - Complete
growing pains by marceline the vampire queen reviews
imogen suffers from "ashley syndrome" - a rare genetic condition that traps her permanently in the body and mindset of a six-year-old. oblivious to the changes all around her, imogen stays locked in a child's world as her once-perfect family falls apart.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 2,219 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/15/2010 - Complete
Ballad of the Immortals by Bookwormchick
short little ballad i thought up. "Whisper me wonders Whisper no lies. Whisper me words, But make me no ties..."
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 98 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/30/2010 - Complete
Jazz Age Haiku by Cynthia Brent reviews
Five bittersweet haiku that celebrate the glamor and allure of the Jazz Age.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Published: 2/3/2010 - Complete
Our Contrasting Definitions of Leisure by LittleViking reviews
When I was young I believed he could have drunk that river in one tremendous gulp. BTW, Do not be intimidated by the length, I wrote a long A/N at the end. Give it a chance! Review!
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 414 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/5/2009 - Complete
Crisco by the.red.lizard
a pretty little girl is falling apart again
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 211 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/13/2009 - Complete
Route 66 by PoppySeeds reviews
COMPLETE! After losing her mother Keri is very protective of her feelings and pushes away anyone that attemps to get close to her-that is until she embarks on a once-in-a-lifetime road trip with her grandmother, brother, and his best friend.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 57,361 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 6/8/2009 - Published: 5/26/2009 - Complete
Racist by kuasso reviews
His was black. That night, it was love.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 369 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/25/2009 - Complete
Branded by Ravina reviews
ONE-SHOT! “You’ve been branded, my dear.” I jolted at the sound of his voice so close to my ear. Thierry was leaning over me from behind, his chin grazing my right shoulder. “Should I take away your white-out?”
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,393 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 400 - Follows: 25 - Published: 4/23/2009 - Complete
Fake by collycoco reviews
This poem is about a girl that truly loves a boy, but she doesnt show herself around him and she is miserable inside.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 330 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/2/2009 - Complete
he's got a thing for you by hide your eyes reviews
let's see how this plays out, shall we? because i think i'm falling for him more each day.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 109 - Words: 4,437 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 9/9/2008 - Published: 5/28/2008 - Complete
Forgive Me If I Fade Away by Princess-anna57 reviews
Haiku. I wrote it awhile back.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 19 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/7/2008
Unrequited by Sally Can Wait reviews
[my second oneshot] So I was going to the prom with a guy I had a crush on for three years. Perfect, right? Nothing could go wrong. But then his best [girl] friend in the universe asks him. Dr. Phil, where are you when I need you?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,846 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 119 - Follows: 10 - Published: 3/8/2007 - Complete
Missourian Youth: A Quote Collection by Rinderwahn reviews
CH. 30 up! Quotes said by my friends and family that'll inspire generations to come! ...Or not! R&R.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 31 - Words: 24,424 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/22/2006 - Published: 7/19/2003
You Say Stubborn Like It's A Bad Thing by Sally Can Wait reviews
Oneshot. When a trip to the movies goes wrong, and Leah, a stubborn, firey redhead is stuck alone with her arrogantly levelheaded friend Simon for four hours, what will happen? My Christmas brain fart. And first oneshot.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,675 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 200 - Follows: 15 - Published: 11/15/2006 - Complete
I'd Like It More If You Didn't by Sally Can Wait reviews
COMPLETE Pessimism is just an ugly word for pattern recognition.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 47,946 - Reviews: 252 - Favs: 230 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 8/16/2006 - Published: 2/3/2006 - Complete
Eight Minutes of Darkness by Sarashina reviews
The best and worst day in a strained father daughter relationship. Complete oneshot.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 836 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/16/2006 - Complete
Things To Teach Your Kid by TwystedFate reviews
Rants from a daycare worker. Give me reviews and chocolate and nobody gets hurt.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,308 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/24/2005 - Published: 6/20/2005
16 Reasons Why My Life Sucks by stuckwiththegrouch reviews
(COMPLETE) A girl has to deal with a perfect sister, an out-of-work mother, a midget best friend and the annoying, but cute, boy next door. Not to mention this little thing called lead role in the school play...
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 46,000 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/24/2005 - Published: 6/7/2005
Invasion of Those Fanta Chicks by WarningAtomicMilkshakeInUse reviews
The tragic tale of a beautiful girl (a.k.a. me) who goes to band camp and faces a psychotic band director, dehydration, and worst of all, villians in pastel colored dresses! Not for the faint of heart.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 577 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/24/2005
That's not Funny by Angela-Marie reviews
Why I should never be a comedian...
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 311 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/15/2005
Old Man Stories 7 by Urto reviews
Old Man gets a job at a cafeteria. Get ready for an explanation of over 3 different wars!
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Horror/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 425 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/3/2005
Old People Smell Funny by KT-Thacker reviews
Is it dial soap, vapor rub or something more... sinister? Ever notice that old people smell funny?
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,138 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/10/2005
Crayons by Read Me First reviews
A short little drabble. Interaction between father and daughter.
Fiction: Kids - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/6/2003
The 5 Minute Titanic by nat915 reviews
Many of you have seen the very popular (and very long) movie Titanic. Instead of three and half hours, it could've been done in five minutes! If only James Cameron had had this script...
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 820 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 10 - Published: 10/31/2003
Old Man Stories 6 by Urto reviews
Old Man tells stories to some lost kids at the airport.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 570 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/7/2003
Old Man Stories 5 by Urto reviews
Old Man covers pornography and some other stuff too!
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 606 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 5 - Published: 10/6/2003
Old Man Story 4 by The Assistant reviews
Old Man is giving random children a hard time about stuuf, so nothing out of the ordinary.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 446 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/6/2003
Old Man Stories 3 by Urto reviews
Old Man subs for a chemistry teacher...Hitler jokes are unavoidable!
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 582 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 4 - Published: 10/3/2003
Old Man Story 2 by The Assistant reviews
The continuing saga of Old Man written in a script type format.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 466 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 10/3/2003
Old Man Stories 1 by Urto reviews
Old Man introduces himself and gives you your 1st story...and a headache!
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 171 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 4 - Published: 10/3/2003
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Sixteen Things I Would Say to Christopher Smith
An autobiographical story of a romance with an older man that never quite played out the way it should have.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,028 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/15 - Complete
Arlo Boggs Doesn't Bury Souls
The worst way a person can die is at the hands of a folk song.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,528 - Published: 6/11/2013 - Complete
Traffic Lights and the Drama of Aging reviews
This is exactly what it sounds like. And it was turned in to a college professor. Seriously.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,546 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/20/2013
untitled Super Mario story reviews
An entirely true tale of preadolescent heartlessness.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,482 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/20/2013 - Complete
Things Jahmal Has Said reviews
Time is kinda like Jesus.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 129 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/13/2012 - Complete
How to Live reviews
Because time is money.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/11/2012 - Complete
Zipped reviews
Grandpa died again tonight.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 136 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/11/2012 - Complete
No Vacancies reviews
Eyes are not magic.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 94 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/11/2012 - Complete
Housekeeping reviews
Once something's all ashes you surely can't unburn it.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 172 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/11/2012 - Complete
Attestation Revisited reviews
Has it even been another May since you loved me?
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 181 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/11/2012 - Complete
In Jokes reviews
Thanks, you're a lamb. Remember them?
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/14/2012 - Complete
Finally Selfless reviews
A series of autobiographical monologues on self-harm. Rated for the mature theme and language.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,347 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/14/2012 - Complete
Klutz reviews
When I was young, I wasn't very good at believing in God.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,250 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/14/2012 - Complete
Parasite reviews
When you go, I want to come too.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 366 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/18/2011 - Complete
Boy Falls Asleep in a High School Math Class reviews
There's more than one side to every story.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 796 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/9/2011 - Complete
The Bartender reviews
Never once did Calhoun think to come to me for answers.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 607 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/9/2011
Hey Evan reviews
I swear that they were young once.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 397 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/29/2010 - Complete
Far From the Tree reviews
Don't try to understand it.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/29/2010 - Complete
Turn Around reviews
I wish I couldn't hear you, but I can make out every sound.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 488 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/5/2010 - Complete
Big Fish reviews
The ponds don't come small enough here.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/7/2010 - Complete
An Ode to the Starving Artist reviews
...You stand firmly, willing to scream only for your own enjoyment.
Poetry: Work - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/14/2010 - Complete
Faded Marquee reviews
In an optimist's mind, you are bound to be burned.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 378 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/7/2010 - Complete
Tongue Tied reviews
All it takes is one look to know what I'm trying to say.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 211 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/2/2010 - Complete
Going to Foster's reviews
I'm not accustomed to sadness. You told me that's not what I do.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 381 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/3/2010 - Complete
If You Want To reviews
Don't leave me thinking I'm all apathy.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 352 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/2/2010 - Complete
The Morning After reviews
Everything seems better on a full stomach.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 99 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/4/2010 - Complete
Graduation Day reviews
Tomorrow's taken way too long.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 452 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/30/2010 - Complete
Invisible Among the Me Generation reviews
It doesn't always take one to know one.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 251 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/10/2010 - Complete
The Butterfly Effect reviews
The sky was crying for me when I couldn't.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 166 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/10/2010 - Complete
Things I Didn't Tell You reviews
I love him when I'm unhappy here.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 189 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/2/2010 - Complete
Assisi reviews
I kept my eyes dry, even though you weren't watching.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 236 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/19/2010 - Complete
Six String Guitar reviews
I'll tell you what the poems were about.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 340 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/8/2010 - Complete
Beautiful Like You reviews
I didn't mean to dream about it.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 392 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/8/2010 - Complete
Stick Around reviews
This petty life is so typical.
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 449 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/8/2010 - Complete
A Letter to Those Behind Me reviews
This is how it feels to be a copy editor.
Poetry: Work - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 199 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/8/2010 - Complete
Haiti reviews
Today they stand...
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 56 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/5/2010 - Complete
Glimpses of Charlie and Amy reviews
A growing collection of short stories about a not-so-happily married couple.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,166 - Reviews: 8 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/24/2009 - Published: 11/24/2009
Blind Lemon's Inspiration reviews
Blues players thrive on pain.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 174 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/13/2009 - Complete
My Turbulent Conscience reviews
Once a cheater, always a cheater.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/11/2009 - Complete
The Basis for Sanity reviews
He stays without wondering or wavering...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 152 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/24/2009 - Complete
Amazing reviews
I hate that this is what you left me for.
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 450 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/15/2009 - Complete
Attestation reviews
Sunrises changed both of our minds this morning.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 151 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/5/2009 - Complete
Soul Searching reviews
Your windows aren't functioning properly.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 189 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/11/2009 - Complete
The Wondering reviews
This isn't about lessons and goals anymore.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 301 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/2/2009 - Complete
Waiting for Scotty reviews
A cute little ditty about a power-hungry nerd.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 369 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/2/2009 - Complete
Portrait of a Jaded Handpuppet reviews
It's kind of like trying to smooth out cement after it's been setting for a couple of days.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 373 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/12/2009 - Complete
The Actress reviews
Because letting him catch on would only ruin things for you.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,510 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 8/4/2009 - Published: 7/27/2009 - Complete
Pestilent Paranoia reviews
Now is the time to end this game.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 214 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/26/2009 - Complete
Fallacies reviews
You shouldn't be surprised.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 191 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/15/2009 - Complete
Love Song reviews
My head's a bit of a mess right now. I have three years of you to thank for that.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 411 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/3/2009 - Complete
The Death of a Tramp reviews
Words just ruin everything.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 397 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/9/2009 - Complete
Tales From the Land of Broken Records reviews
One man's insanity is another man's reality.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 406 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/25/2009 - Complete
Hollywoodland reviews
Fade to black. It's over.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/16/2009 - Complete
A Part of Grandma reviews
Maybe next time they'll choose their words more carefully.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 364 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/6/2009 - Complete
If Wishes Were Horses reviews
Some days reality just isn't good enough.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 97 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/29/2009 - Complete
Nine Months reviews
It's funny how life works out.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 150 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/17/2008 - Complete
Faux Pas reviews
Sometimes, it's better not to open your mouth at all.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 285 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/23/2008 - Complete
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