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02 December 2009 @ 03:37 am
Episode 248  
Okay. So. So. SOOOOOOO AWESOME *___________*

Can I say this episode was good? No, I can't. THIS EPISODE WAS THE AWESOMEST EVERRRRR!

Okay, SO many things to spazz about.

Alright, so, Ichigo has his usual superhero "It's ALL my fault, I have to save the day, feel bad for me" superhero complex. So obviously, we know in the end, Ichi is going to save the day. Cause it's not about him being the main character anymore, oh no. He just HAS to.

But it was so freaking awesome, because Ichigo tried to go up through the top of the fire cage, and Ryuujin Jakka was all like, "uh-uh Ichigo. You aint getting outta my grip THAT fast." and totally OWNED him, to the point that Ichigo fell to the ground screaming. Except, that no one ran to catch him. Which disappointed me, cause Yoruichi was all like, "ICHIGO!" and then BANG, he falls.

Oh no wait, he rights himself at the last minute. Darnit, I would've laughed so hard if Yoruichi had ended up catching him. That would've been plain awesome.

Anyway, so then we cut to Kenpachi, who's fighting Tengen. And after getting ticked off at the fact that Tengen isn't fighting at full power, he basically tells him, "Listen dude, I know you were holding back cause of your friend over there, that's why I got rid of him first. So either man up and show me what your made of, or I'll make you."


TENGEN GOES BANKAI! Holy popsicals, I can't believe it! That had to be the singularly most unexpected thing to happen this episode!! But that is SO cool, I mean, the Zanpakuto can do bankai is just plain AWESOMEEEEEE!!! *____*

I really, REALLY want to see Suzumebachi going bankai. I want to see it now. SHOW ME JAKUHO RAIKOBEN, ANIMATORS!!!

Okay, so anyway, Kenpachi gets this biiiig sadistic grin on his face, tells Yachiru to get lost, and then, they cross swords. Which would be awesome, if they actually showed us some of the fighting! Which they didn't. But they will probably keep skipping back to it once every episode, just so they can be all like, "don't worry, we didn't forget about you, Kenpachi. We just don't have the money or time to show you making mince meat out of another captain's bankai, so we'll give you five minutes to show your epic rape face and then eventually Tengen turning back into a broken sword."

I actually felt kind of sorry to see Gonryomaru in pieces like that on the ground. I really liked him. He was kind of cool, and his lightningbending was really awesome.

Okay, anyway, then we go back to Yamaji, and he finally reveals the WHOLE PLOT. So, it basically turns out that Muramasa kind of screwed over all the Zanpakuto. Cause while he gave them corpreal forms and told them that they're out to kill all the shinigami, for various reasons, except that in the end, he just wanted to get back together with his own shinigami master. This is starting to sound like a bad soap opera. I mean, seriously. It's like Muramasa cheated on all the Zanpakuto to be with his one true love >> but I really laughed at how the animators decided to work around their plothole this episode XD

Yamaji: Muramasa's after Kouga.

Ichi & Co: What? Why?

Yamaji: Because they're stronger together, [insert flashback], so we had to break them up.

Ukitake: Why haven't we heard about this before?

Yamaji: Because it's part of SS's dark past that was never mentioned. Until today.

Kyoraku: Yeah, but we're almost as old as you. And we were the first Gotei 13 captains. So how's it possible we weren't there when Muramasa and Kouga decided to attack and destroy SS?

Yamaji: Do not question the plot! Just nod and agree with everything I say, and pretend to look shocked at the fact that somehow during the last thousand years you overlooked an evil that was greater than Aizen.

Yes, that definitely does the trick.

Well anyway, so then Ichi does his guilty concience-flashback-angst thing, and tries going up against Ryuujin Jakka. Again. And gets pwned. Again. And then he gets surrounded by fire, and it looks like he's going to be getting some third degree burns, except that Ichigo has his ~*plot immunity*~ and doesn't get any burns!! ARGH!

This is so unfair! Why?? Why do all the main characters/pretty boys come out completely unscathed?! For gd's sake, he's surrounded by RYUUJIN JAKKA!! Strongest fire zanpakuto out there! It's really, REALLY hot. His hair should've at least gotten singed! T__T

So anyway, as he falls, he spots a trench, and gets the idea that maybe they should try going underground. Yoruichi's totally cool with that, does her shunko thing, and punches a hole through the trench. And I just want to add here that I love how Yoru's drawn this episode. Sooo pretty. Anyway. Ichigo's about to follow, but then LAVA comes up to devour them! OMG ILU RYUUJIN JAKKA!! You are the singularly most awesome Zanpakuto out there!!

If he doesn't get a corpreal form, I will be MAD! He better have a corpreal form! I wanna see what he looks like!! >0

Anyway, so Yoru's fine, of course, and she yells back to Ichi to stop acting like a mother hen because she's darn stronger than he'll ever be, and hurries off before Ryuujin Jakka decides to have her for lunch.

Then we flick to Muramasa. And he's got his pimp slaves with him.


So, Bya's officially gone from being a Gotei 13 captain and head of the Kuchiki clan, to being Muramasa's sidekick. And Muramasa's all like, "Thanks Byakuya. If it weren't for you, most of this crap wouldn't have happened, and I wouldn't be on my way to reunite with the guy who nearly destroyed everything you stand for."

Bya: "Oh no, the pleasures all mine. I enjoy making a prick out of myself just to watch my adoring fanbase whither in agony and see how much faith they actually have in my character to turn around and backstab you."

So Muramasa's all like, "............." and then he just STARES at Byakuya. NO seriously, for like, five minutes he's just STARING at him. Like he's about to jump him or something. And Byakuya's totally not giving him the time of day. Finally Muramasa's like, 'we gotta finish what we started', and Bya-bo disappears. And Sen just tells Muramasa that he'll take over the post of stalking him till the next episode, or until he runs into Ichigo. Whichever comes first.

Then Muramasa finds the cave thing Kouga's trapped in, and has a shoujo sparkle moment, before he realizes that somebody witnessed him getting all fangirly, and--zomg, it's Orihime!! And of course Muramasa tries to attack her right away, but Orihime defends herself with Santen Kesshun <33 omg, I can't remember the last time I saw this girl fighting! And then she reveals that Urahara told them that he was coming, Muramasa tries to hurt her, but ends up coughing and blacking out.

So then we cut to Yoru as she evades the lava, and then finally comes into a clearing, and GUESS WHO'S BACK BABY! Tobiume and Haineko ^_______^ omg, I'm so happy to see those two girls again <33

There's some banter, and then Yoruichi totally owns Haineko in the dissing department. Yoruichiiiii ♥ ♥ those three seriously make me laugh when they're together. I'd really love to see Yoruichi telling them the truth about Muramasa, and then them joining her effort in taking him down. They would totally be the ultimate dream team.


Or maybe not XD

Buuuuut! She does say that she can't destroy someone else's Zanpakuto! YESSS! You guys know what that means, right? There's gonna be another showdown between Momo-Tobiume Rangiku-Haineko! I'm so excited, YESSSSSS!!


Anyway, so then we go back to the cage of fire, and Yamaji shows us just how pwnsome he is. He's like, 'I can totally get Ryuujin Jakka back, but you gotta wait a couple of hours for it to happen, and we don't have the time'. So Ichi does his whole angst thing, puts on his hollow mask, and is all like, "I BELIEVE I CAN FLY~!!" and tries, yet again, to make it through the fire. Except Ichi is bad at learning his lesson, and gets pwned. AGAIN. Oh Ryuujin Jakka <33

Except that this time, Ryuujin's like, "Y'know I'm kind of sick of you taking the spotlight all the time, so I'm going to get rid of you" and he totally surrounds him with fire, and it looks like he's about to burn him to a crisp when HOLY HELL IT'S TOUSHIRO AND HYORINMARU!!! O___O

Seriously, seriously, fangirl spazzage NOW! These two are back, omg, I'm so excited!! I really, REALLY hope that there'll be a scene between Tobiume and Hyorinmaru. THROW THE SHIPPERS A BONE, DANGIT!!

Okay, so Yamaji explains what happens, and then he's like, "Help Ichigo get out" so Ichi's all surprised and like, "What? Why me?" and Yamaji gives him this look and pretty much tells him, "This whole darn mess is YOUR fault, so YOUR going to clean it up, because I've had to listen to your angsting for the last 10 minutes we were trapped in this cage together!" Omg, I love you Yamaji!! <33

And then Toushiro and Hyorinmaru both go BANKAI! And it's just so flipping awesome watching them work as a team, and freeze the ice and everything! And then Hitsu makes a hole through the ice that they froze, and Ichigo hurries through it, except that Ryuujin Jakka's all like, "OH NO YOU DIDN'T!" and melts the ice and tries to catch Ichi, but of course he makes it through.

And then awesomest moment EVER--Yamaji takes out his katana and he's all like, "It's time for me to punish my sword". Omg, I want to see a showdown between Ryuujin Jakka and Yamaji. THERE HAD BETTER BE A FREAKING SHOWDOWN BETWEEN THESE TWO!!

Okay, so then we go back to Muramasa, and whaddaya know, Orihime's healing him. Now, I just want to say, I LOVE Orihime. But seriously, WHY DO YOU HAVE TO TROLL HER CHARACTER SO HARD ANIMATORS?! WHYYYYYY?!

The trolling goes something like:

Muramasa: I just tried to kill you, why are you healing me?

Orihime: Because you're injured.

Muramasa: ...............okaaaaay. You remember that guy you pledged to love for five lifetimes--you do realize I'm his mortal enemy that he's going to eventually have to defeat for the sake of his role as main character, don't you? And this means I'm going to be causing him LOTS OF PAIN AND INJURIES.

Orihime: I know, I know, but I just can't stand to see someone hurt, and even though you might end up gravely injuring the man I had a crush on since forever, and are plotting to destroy the whole of SS by hooking up with your old master. I still have to heal you.


And before anyone brings up Loly and Menoly, allow me to say, those two hurt HER [Orihime]. Not Ichigo, not Ulqiorra (♥), just her, cause they were jealous and everything. And then Grimmjow came and ripped them from limb to limb in front of her eyes. So yeah, she healed them, because she's just like that, and she can feel bad and forgive people who injure HER.

But NOTICE, that when Grimmjow told her to heal Ichigo, she told him a flat-out "NO WAY IN HELL". Why? Because she knew that Grimmjow was only going to hurt Ichigo again, and mind you, she was telling this to a guy that could KILL HER IN FIVE SECONDS FLAT! So no, ORIHIME WOULD NOT DO THAT.

Anyway, so then Ishida & Chad show up! And I have to say, I really, really like how Chad is drawn this episode. Very good-looking. And then they exchange some words, and Muramasa remembers all about Kouga and runs off so he can *heart* him, and that's the end of the episode.

So, what to expect from next week?





And a whole lotta crap going down.

Or maybe not XD since the previews didn't really look all that promising, though I think Urahara was in there, except I can't tell, cause it looked like he was in his captain's robe <33 but I'm not sure. BUT, I do have two things to say.

1) I think Benihime is going to get a corpreal form!! Seriously, think about it, they're in KKT, Urahara was mentioned as soon as Muramasa found Kouga, so there's no doubt that Urahara's gonna make an appearence and aid in taking him down, plus he seems to know about Muramasa, considering he sent Orihime/Chad/Ishida to head him off. So, I hooope we get to see her materialized! -keeps fingers crossed-

2) Yamaji owns your soul. That is all.


seriously, if you guys read through ALL of that...I *heart* you.
lorkylorklorkylork on December 2nd, 2009 10:30 am (UTC)
Oh...I loved reading this....thanks for posting

Muramasa staring at Byakuya like that? Can you honestly blame him for wanting to jump Byakuya...heck no...
Byakuya's actions are still confusing me but I know we will have the great reveal
Muramasa wanting to be with his owner and having played the other zanpakutous? Plot is more confusing
Do forgive me but why are Tobiume and Haineko still alive? I really dislike these two and they should have been killed already. The other powerful swords destroyed(Ukitake's and Shunsui's...*sob sob*) and we have these two....atleast let them lie and bring back KAZESHINI!!!!
Ichigo pawnage made of win...me likey!
Hitsugaya appearing...let the haters yell...am glad our dear old iceteen came...lolz
More Ichigo pawnage...come on, we know he will win at the end but in the meantime, its enjoyable
Kenpachi is always made of win...enuff said
Yama-jii vs his sword...hurrah!
Hurrah for Ishida and Chad...
Most confusing part: Orihime healing Muramasa....poor gal

Question: should we expect(*crosses fingers and toes*)Unohana to meet her zanpakutou at some point??? I really really really hope she does...heheheh
kaibasgirl on December 4th, 2009 06:21 am (UTC)
Thank you ^^

LOL, I can't blame Muramasa for wanting to jump him XD much as I'm loathe to admit it >> but yeah. I thought for sure he'd turn hero once they showed us Yamaji. But of course, the plot just *has* to be more complicated then THAT.

Though, kohi_no_tora seems to have come up with a good theory:

"I hate to seem rude and condescending so I'll settle for smug but I'm pretty sure the animators gave away Byakuya's motivation during Yama-jii's flashback.

To spell it out when you see Kouga, it's only in outline but he's wearing a familiar looking scarf and we know from Turn Back the Pendulum that Byakuya's scarf is a Kuchiki family heirloom. Kouga's a member of the Kuchiki clan and Byakuya is 'following his pride' by eliminating the stain on his family's honour.

I have to say, re-watching the episode, this theory makes a lot of sense!

I cannot stand the 'Orihime heals Muramasa' part! ARGGGG!!! At least give her a better reason other than "Yeah, I know you're going to kill me, but let me heal you anyways"!!

Ohh, I hope Minazuki and Unohana meet! She/He is the only Zanpakuto we haven't heard a voice for yet (well, except Katen XD but I hope she's going to come back), and I really wonder how their meeting will go!

I mean, I think she'll have to, ne? If she wants to get her Zanpakuto back, then there has to be a battle between them!
(no subject) - kaibasgirl on December 4th, 2009 06:27 am (UTC) (Expand)
ayshariham on December 2nd, 2009 10:32 am (UTC)
I haven't read your post, cuz I havent watched the episode yet, but judging from the sheer length of it O_o, I'm guessing I wouldn't want to miss watching this ep...
Looking forward to reading ur post as soon as I'm done.
*runs off excitedly*
kaibasgirl on December 4th, 2009 06:21 am (UTC)
Sorry about the length XD I tend to get carried away in my excitement...

Can't wait to hear what you thought of the episode =D
(no subject) - ayshariham on December 4th, 2009 11:23 am (UTC) (Expand)
Kylarakarenai on December 2nd, 2009 11:15 am (UTC)
I actually really enjoyed reading this, since I haven't been keeping up with the filler. Glad to know it's being fun stuff. <3 Thanks for the post!
kaibasgirl on December 4th, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
You're quite welcome. Oh, and seriously, you should watch the fillers!! At least watch 246 & 247! Katen Kyokotsu and Sogyo no Kotowari have the spotlight in those, and they're absolutely awesome! The best Zanpakutos out there! ^^

blackmarquiseblackmarquise on December 2nd, 2009 12:16 pm (UTC)
Damn, I loved your post girls, I was laughing madly the WHOLe time.
Yes,I do agree with you this ep was pure BRAINGASM *kyahhh Hyourinmaru and Toshiro going BANKAI!!!*

And Yeah, I was like totally confused whn I heard Yamajii's explaination, come on , Ukitake and Shunsui who 've been ther for a millenium never heard of kouga, buh, Biggest badly covered plothole EVER,
concerning Orihime, I didn't even react(okay, I was pitying her character...) since I was used to her doing weird thing.

* I just want to point that her shiel had been broken by lower-level hollow and MUramasa can't break it WTF???*

BUt, I though that maybe , she was acting as a continuation of Unohana's ( remember whenshe offered to heal eveyone, back then in Hueco Mundo?)

And Yes, Chad was a total Jail-bait inthat ep, CHADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
littlemeantiger on December 3rd, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
Can't we just pretend that Chad is eighteen for the sake of Chad manliess goodness? Can't we? :3
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(Anonymous) on December 2nd, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this I really enjoyed! :) The part where Ukitake and Kyoraku didn't know about Muramasa is a big WHAT?? and Orihime, my darling, what the hell are you DOING? But I liked the episode a lot and yes, Chad is very handsome in it, but omg Hyorinmaru I love you so much :D
You just missed the awesome shinigami cup with a classic Chappi!Rukia moment :)
kaibasgirl on December 4th, 2009 06:33 am (UTC)
Thank you =D

Gah!! I can't believe I missed the SGC! o____o d'oh! >__<

But yeah, Chappy!Rukia was so freaking awesome! I laughed when I saw the statue Ukitake got for her XDD it reminded me of that omake with his Hitsugaya statue, lol.
Super Nintendo Chalmersstrawberries_85 on December 2nd, 2009 01:08 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised there isn't an Orihime x Muramasa FC yet lol.
朽木 白哉  ✿  Kuchiki Byakuya: planning a moveplatycodon on December 2nd, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
they're all writing badfic for Muramasa/Byakuya.
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karkashan: EthicalTreatmentkarkashan on December 2nd, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
I have to disagree about the supposed plothole.

Shunsui and Ukitake were among the first at the Academy, not the Gotei 13, and if all this happened before Yama-ji became Captain-Commander, (like if all the captains of that time knew the secret of unlocking) and before the founding of the Academy, it would make sense that they wouldn't know about everything that had gone on before they joined.
kaibasgirl on December 4th, 2009 06:57 am (UTC)
Even so, if Kouga could've thrown the whole of SS into turmoil, you'd think they'd have heard SOMETHING being at the academy and all, ya know?

I mean, if bya-bya can know about it, then something here is really messed up >>
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yah senbestyah_senbest on December 2nd, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
the shinigami-cup-thing at the end was so evilly funny =p
poor renji..ukitake beat him to it; yeah yet again, the difference between a captain- and vice-captain- salary class ^^;;
Cassiemizukagami on December 2nd, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
@_@ Wow...what an episode. I have yet to see it though, but I don't mind being spoiled...I can definitely deal without the Ichigo angst. I WANT MORE HISAGI! I want more Rukia too...
Sharon: Bleach - Shuuhei-fearlessstopwatch_plz on December 2nd, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
haha - I just said below that if they'd had Shuuhei in there as well, it would've been the perfect episode but I'd also probably have died from all the hawt there, so probably a good idea that they didn't ;-)
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Kashino: Bleach-Ichi-hostkashinosei on December 2nd, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
I can't help but laugh when toshirou just jumped into the flames too...Okay...
scorpio8116scorpio8116 on December 3rd, 2009 07:19 am (UTC)
XD Okay, so I'm not the only one who found it odd that Toushiro decided to hop in with them. "La la la, I could go get help for you guys, but I feel left out, so I'm gonna join the party~" Meanwhile, Ichigo's too busy trying to ignore his invisible burn wounds and the rest of the captains are trying to guess each others' ages.

Chad looked AMAZING in this episode. Being a Quincy fan, I was looking for Ishida's appearance (his face looks more... circular, for lack of a better word O.o or is it just me?) but WOW, our muchacho is very handsome *latin guitar music*
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kaibasgirl on December 4th, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)
Awww, thank you <33 your comment has warmed my heart ^-^
朽木 白哉  ✿  Kuchiki Byakuya: the imperial swordplatycodon on December 2nd, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
Obviously, Byakuya's plan is to stall Muramasa until Ichigo gets there. Is it me, or am I getting the vibe that they're trying to setup for a huge Byakuya showdown with someone (here's hoping its Kenpachi or hell, even Yoruichi) because ... I don't think that they can really come up with a reason why he would revolt like the Zanpakuto...

Also, Yamajii schooling his Zanpakuto? He's a BAMF.
kaibasgirl on December 4th, 2009 07:02 am (UTC)
First off, I really like the coloring on your icon <33

kohi_no_tora actually came up with a really good theory as to Byakuya's betrayal:

"I hate to seem rude and condescending so I'll settle for smug but I'm pretty sure the animators gave away Byakuya's motivation during Yama-jii's flashback.

To spell it out when you see Kouga, it's only in outline but he's wearing a familiar looking scarf and we know from Turn Back the Pendulum that Byakuya's scarf is a Kuchiki family heirloom. Kouga's a member of the Kuchiki clan and Byakuya is 'following his pride' by eliminating the stain on his family's honour.

I really wouldn't be surprised if that was it. A lot of pieces would fall into place.

though it begs the question of how bya-bya can know about this, and not Shunsui or Ukitake wtc

Also, Yamajii schooling his Zanpakuto? He's a BAMF.

HELLS YES!! That look on his face as he unsheathed his sword was So. Flipping. AWESOME!!! -spaaaazzzzzaaaggggeeeee!!-
Sharon: Bleach - Shun_uki - zanpakutoustopwatch_plz on December 2nd, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
Oh man, there was nothing in this I did not like (though there were a few WTF bits, like Kyoraku: Yeah, but we're almost as old as you. And we were the first Gotei 13 captains. So how's it possible we weren't there when Muramasa and Kouga decided to attack and destroy SS? which is totally what I thought too *lol*)

The idea of Yama-jii "punishing" his sword is a bit o_O, but we'll ignore that ;-)

We got a bit of almost everyone in here (YAY URAHARA!! *dies*) - even got a bit of Renji in the Shinigami zukan at the end (even though he got pwned by Ukitake *grin* Oh Renji, Rukia would still like a Chappy keyring cos it's from you *draws sparkly hearts) The only thing that would've made it perfect would've been an appearance by Shuuhei, but if that had've happened I'd probably have been ded from squee, so best not eh? ;-)

This filler is so awesome I'm even prepared to look past the dodgy animation ^_^
kaibasgirl on December 4th, 2009 07:10 am (UTC)
I KNOOOOW! This episode had me practically screaming like a mindless fangirl! It was just absolutely awesome!!

The idea of Yama-jii "punishing" his sword is a bit o_O, but we'll ignore that ;-)

ROFL!! I'm gonna wait to see if Ryuujin Jakka gets a corpreal form (which he BETTER!!) before betting my money there's going to be at least ONE slash couple for Yamaji out there XDD

But I just loved his expression as he was saying it, omg, that expression!!!

Hehe, what would've made the episode for me was an appearence from Momo or Soi Fon. But hopefully the next couple of episodes will bring more of them.

And yeah, seriously, where is Shuuhei? 0___o it's been like, 15 episodes since we last saw him, where the hell is he?!
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tamzinconquistadora on December 2nd, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
Orihime heals bad guys all the time. Completely in character. It was a pretty good episode, not my fave though.
littlemeantiger on December 3rd, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
But not with a Mother Theresa complex on tow.

Anyway, filler is filler. Trolling is on due. C'est a vive.
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kohi_no_torakohi_no_tora on December 2nd, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
I hate to seem rude and condescending so I'll settle for smug but I'm pretty sure the animators gave away Byakuya's motivation during Yama-jii's flashback.

To spell it out when you see Kouga, it's only in outline but he's wearing a familiar looking scarf and we know from Turn Back the Pendulum that Byakuya's scarf is a Kuchiki family heirloom. Kouga's a member of the Kuchiki clan and Byakuya is 'following his pride' by eliminating the stain on his family's honour.
kaibasgirl on December 4th, 2009 07:12 am (UTC)
Wow...you know, I did not even pick up on that O______O but that theory is one of the best I've heard so far!! (though it does beg the question how bya-bya could know about this, and not Kyoraku or Ukitake >>)

That is seriously awesome, I really hope it happens in the show! Hehe, Byakuya usurping Ichigo's role as main hero would just make my day ^____^
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