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Basil, what is it about My Little Pony that appeals to you? Is it just because you like the music, or does it extend to the actual cartoon itself? Serious question.

Here's some links to several articles that explains it far better than I could.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/rise-of-the-bronies/

http://ponyslitterbox.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/is-season-4-catering-to-us-or-the-kids-yes/

http://icrontic.com/article/why-grown-ass-men-love-my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-so-much

http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2012/08/5-steps-to-understanding-bronies/

http://www.thegeekprofessor.com/ponies/is-my-little-pony-a-menace-to-society/

http://www.thegeekprofessor.com/ponies/why-i-am-a-brony-a-my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-fan/

http://www.girlsgonechild.net/2013/04/we-need-to-allow-men-to-be-sensitive.html

Examples of the show's pop culture references:

http://family-room.ew.com/2013/02/14/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-big-lebowski-star-wars/

Top 5 Reasons My Little Pony Is Better Than Any Cartoon I Grew Up With:

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/artattack/2013/09/my_little_pony.php

As for the music,

An interview with series songwriter Daniel Ingram:

http://comicbook.com/blog/2013/03/01/my-little-ponys-emmy-winning-daniel-ingram-on-scoring-for-kids-of-all-ages/

"This Day Aria" (linked in the interview) is highly regarded as one of Ingram's best songs for the series for its Disney-esque quality and feel. Two other songs he did for season 1 are throwbacks to Stephen Sondheim:

http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Art_of_the_Dress

http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/At_the_Gala

One of my favorite songs is the 80s-power-rock-ballad inspired Cutie Mark Crusaders Song (I ripped my own instrumental as I don't like listening to the horrible-on-purpose vocals):

http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Cutie_Mark_Crusaders_Song

This song that just aired last Saturday was touted by scriptwriter Meghan McCarthy as having a Danny Elfman vibe to it:

http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Bats_(song)

A new episode set to air in early February guest stars Weird Al Yankovic and it will be a musical episode featuring a number of songs.

Other fan favorites:

http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Winter_Wrap_Up_(song)

http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Find_A_Pet_Song

http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Becoming_Popular_(The_Pony_Everypony_Should_Know)

http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Smile_Song

http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Love_Is_In_Bloom

No but seriously, maybe the music was really nice in it? Perhaps the My Little Pony scoring was of remarkable high quality

Seasons 1 and 2 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic were scored by William Anderson and Kristopher Gee. There was at least one or two other ghostwriter composers involved, but these two did the bulk of the underscore work.

Will Anderson used to perform in Weird Al Yankovic's band; he did the music for Biker Mice from Mars as well as a number of 90s and 2000s Marvel animated TV shows. He also wrote and performed the Earthworm Jim TV series theme. Will and Weird Al are still friends today; several of the guitar underscore pieces for MLP was performed on Al's tour bus.

http://willheim.deviantart.com/art/shout-out-to-my-mlp-fim-team-294420506

Kristopher Gee is a friend of John Ottman who helped him out with / wrote additional music for The Losers, Astro Boy, Orphan, and Jack the Giant Slayer.

Epic training montage music:

Season 2 finale action/drama scoring:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x172u7l_mlp-fim-bgm-changeling-infiltration-and-fight_music

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x172zzv_mlp-fim-bgm-two-of-em-queen-chrysalis-revealed-plan-of-attack-attempted-intervention_music

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x172tlz_mlp-fim-bgm-wedding-rehearsal-b-b-b-f-f-reprise-sorry-doesn-t-cut-it_music

Cadence's theme (sounds like something out of Kingdom Hearts):

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x172zua_mlp-fim-bgm-cadence_music

A nod to The Land Before Time score in this one:

Some superhero stuff, inspired by Jerry Goldsmith's The Shadow (I thought it was a lift of the Batman: Animated Series theme at first):

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1730gj_mlp-fim-bgm-parade-alley-chase-mystery-solved_music

Some rock guitar & drums:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x171qcb_mlp-fim-bgm-a-feeble-performance_music

The Munsters theme was the inspiration for this one:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x172qjg_mlp-fim-bgm-nightmare-night-festivities_music

A recurring theme throughout season 2 (0:37):

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x171sdj_mlp-fim-bgm-restoring-the-elements_music

From the season 2 premiere (first video takes a scene out of Star Wars):

Suspense music for a scene similar to the Terminator movies.

A friend I know told me this sounded like Alan Silvestri's Death Becomes Her:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x172svi_mlp-fim-bgm-parasprite-infestation_music

This one borrows from a classical piece for Fluttershy's bit:

Seasons 3 and 4 are scored by William Anderson and newcomer Kelly Davidson.

One of the best scored scenes from season 3:

A brief, Tron-esque musical ditty from season 4:

Action scoring for an episode based on Top Gun:

Tense, then ethereal music for a dream sequence:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L8PFzjfTL0

Near the end of season 3, releasing Discord free from stone, with pulsating string ostinatos (I think that's what it's called?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EHh5fEogQE

Ethnic/tribal music for Zecora:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pTNV0sIlqg

Season 4 opener - ending music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwFdNcVBWg8

Hope that gives you plenty of insight, Quint. I prefer talking to those who are more open-minded and willing to give it a try, rather than the immediately-dismissive of most others. (I spent several hours writing this post, so I'll be sure to link back here when people on FSM inevitably give me more flack)

Here's something for the haters to digest, also:

http://ponyconfessions.tumblr.com/post/18980028272

Double Post:

I refer to you as a kid since you seem to lack the maturity to handle different opinions in a controlled and reasonable manner,

Since your original "brony kid" post calling me out was the first such post in this thread to reference MLP, you are talking about my past behavior on FSM and not in response to you, therefore I'll say this:

When other people's reactions are so far beyond ignorant and uneducated to the point of being insulting and hurtful (do you really think Stefan calling me a "pedo" here is acceptable? Or this bigotry from Daniel Schweiger? Or JJH on FSM referring to my interest as "bordering on pedophilia" and posting a picture mocking the disabled (I have Asperger's Syndrome)? These are "opinions" to you?), that's not a "lack of maturity to handle different opinions", that's calling out intentional cyber-bullying and shooting it down. And no easier a target for bigots to come out of their caves than someone defying social norms, I guess, as if that's somehow a bad thing. (last I checked, most social norms are bad)

Everyone is entitled to their "opinion". Likewise, I'm entitled to tell everyone why their opinion is wrong and that they should stop having that opinion.

I never called it a little girl's show

I never said you did. I was speaking in general terms here.

I'm talking about these inane types of posts where you keep shoving it into people's faces trying to get it noticed and accepted.

I'm "shoving it into people's faces"? How, exactly? By posting a few threads about it on FSM and bumping them every once in a while when something new comes up? By responding to people whenever they bring up the subject without my instigation to correct them about false information? Isn't that what everyone on the internet does?

It's not like I'm holding a gun to people's heads demanding that they click on and read everything I post (though they certainly should as they would be better educated).

If anything, the collective of FSM and film score fandom in general is shoving Star Trek / Star Wars into people's faces trying to get it noticed and accepted. An FSM board search yields the following:

"STAR TREK": 788 topics

"STAR WARS": 419 topics

"MY LITTLE PONY": 8 topics (one of these was a joke thread I made from before MLP:FiM even existed; another one was not started by me)

Hence my taking offense to your usage of the word "obsession". Am *I* the one who's obsessed here for posting half a dozen threads? Or is it everyone else that they feel the need to post nearly EIGHT HUNDRED threads about the same damn thing?

I think everyone else's negative "stop liking what I don't like because I refuse to research it like I do with everything else" influence is clouding your viewpoint here.

As for your hate mail, as I called it, I seem to recall Roger telling you to stop bothering him with trying to get it released or something.

If you're referring to this, nowhere in the thread does Roger say to me to stop talking to him about it.

http://www.intrada.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=4178

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You spent several hours writing a post about it. You're obsessed, that doesn't have to necessarily be a bad thing. There is such thing as a healthy obsession, but I don't think what I've seen in display is one. Steef was being sarcastic about the pedo thing. Perhaps others were, but I stay away from FSM because of the intolerant assholes. Perhaps you should too? Cyber bullying isn't really an issue if you can simply stop visiting the site.

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You spent several hours writing a post about it. You're obsessed, that doesn't have to necessarily be a bad thing. There is such thing as a healthy obsession, but I don't think what I've seen in display is one. Steef was being sarcastic about the pedo thing. Perhaps others were, but I stay away from FSM because of the intolerant assholes. Perhaps you should too? Cyber bullying isn't really an issue if you can simply stop visiting the site.

Yes, anyone can spend several hours writing a post about anything. That's not an indicator of obsession.

I don't care if he was being sarcastic, making it a joke about it doesn't make it any less disgusting of a thing to say, in fact it makes it MORE revolting. I'd like to know how people turn those cog wheels inside their heads to automatically generate the idea in their minds that gee, watching a cartoon indicates wanting to hang around actual children, or wanting anything to do with them, nevermind sexually violating them, because if they're the ones who so much as process the very thought of it, logical deduction and reasoning concludes that THEY are the ones who have pedophilia on their mind. I sure as hell don't. You should be confronting HIM, not me, because if Stefan is saying these things then HE is the one who needs to be investigated as an actual threat to society. I stay inside my house minding my own business to watch a TV show.

"Cyber bullying isn't really an issue if you can simply stop visiting the site" - yes, because ignoring the problem at hand makes it go away. Why even bother having education, science, and medicine as fields of study to make life better in that case?

"Oh, I should ignore the fact that I got cancer, that'll make it disappear overnight."

"Oh damn, I had unprotected sex and now I have herpes and my girlfriend is pregnant. No sense requiring a condom / birth control / abortion specialist, ignoring it all makes it magically go away!"

"Why even bother telling rapists that it's wrong to rape? Obviously that girl was a slutty bitch asking for it, she was scantily-clad at the party and had a few drinks, all the more to slip in a date-rape drug!"

No. Fuck that noise.

Leaving a place one has every right to be in while the rest pollute the environment with their toxic is basically saying "I don't want to make this place better for myself and everyone else, and I don't want to shame those who did wrong and deserve to be outed", essentially throwing up the white flag by allowing the bullies to win and consume it all.

I am not going to allow that to happen so long as I'm around.

What's worse is that the "chill" people are advocating the behavior of the bullies by refusing to intervene. They might as well be cheering them on and egging the victims by remaining neutral by default. You don't show up to the scene of a crime as an officer and not interrogate the witnesses who saw it happen and didn't do squat.

So while I hold zero respect for bullies, I similarly want nothing to do with bystanders who won't help fend them off because they care more about their own social standing than maintaining a happy and welcoming environment.

I copy-pasted the last four paragraphs from another post I made on FSM, because you've now shown that you are part of the problem by remaining "chill", as outlined in a diatribe written by someone I respect dearly:

http://prpltnkr.tumblr.com/post/32369131727/troll-nation-the-cult-and-culture-of-chill

So yes, why bother telling the bullies to stop being assholes, when we can go the easy way out by playing the victim-blaming card instead and tell him to stop visiting a website he has every goddamn right to participate in without having to be ridiculed or discriminated against just because he watches a TV show that everyone else knows nothing about because they aren't open-minded enough to be willing to educate themselves on it and try it out as they bloody do with everything else they encounter because they're only seeing the fucking cover art of the DVD set and it's girly and it has ponies on it and they're magical sparkly with stupid names like Twinkle Shine and Rainbow Brite as if any of that is somehow so bad it's worth alienating other people over because o your own ignorance and you don't understand it

Jesus Christ, I should have never participated in film music fandom in the first place. The more I stick around the more I grow resentful of all of it. At least people like Quint and some of the folk on FSM are decent, but 90% of it is full of a-holes.

And now that I've disrespected the Golden Rule of the Internet to never get angry at things ("It's just the internet!"*), I'll probably be banned when I wake up tomorrow for leaving a profanity-laced post here.

* Not. See http://prpltnkr.tumblr.com/post/35971745785/not-sure-where-this-originally-came-from-someone

Oh, and do read this. I had my doubts on agreeing with this guy 100% before, but I think I am with him completely now.

http://ponyconfessions.tumblr.com/post/18980028272

Everyone else stopped taking me seriously years ago when I first started posting about liking MLP, so I expect no different here. Logical and rational argument just flies above everyone else.

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Lucas, you're going to look back on these posts in five years and be embarrassed by them. And you're not going to convince anyone here to check our all your links when you've posted so many, and in the middle of a long diatribe defending yourself from someone who just made a single quick sarcastic comment. This isn't FSM, no need to be so on guard here.

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Pacific Rim by Ramin Djawadi

I'm not going to lie, I'm having fun with this one. Not the smartest, most sophisticated score on the block, but that was never what this score was going for. Djawadi brings to this film what the folks at Remote Control (including Djawadi until now) so often fail to do with their blockbusters. Style.

It's no Tron Legacy (nothing like it), but it is a fun take on the RC formula.

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I like the comparison of film music bullying to the science and medical field.

We are dealing with something that could be perverted into a terrible weapon. Scientists have always been pawns to the military.

(pin him down, mother)

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Pacific Rim by Ramin Djawadi

I'm not going to lie, I'm having fun with this one. Not the smartest, most sophisticated score on the block, but that was never what this score was going for. Djawadi brings to this film what the folks at Remote Control (including Djawadi until now) so often fail to do with their blockbusters. Style.

It's no Tron Legacy (nothing like it), but it is a fun take on the RC formula.

The orchestration is what saves it for me. There's something more subtle about it than you would expect.

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Pacific Rim by Ramin Djawadi

I'm not going to lie, I'm having fun with this one. Not the smartest, most sophisticated score on the block, but that was never what this score was going for. Djawadi brings to this film what the folks at Remote Control (including Djawadi until now) so often fail to do with their blockbusters. Style.

Tu quoque, mi fili!

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I've been going through all my 2013 scores and trying to catch up on the stuff I missed out on. So when I began Pacific Rim, I went in thinking I would be wasting an hour on dreck, but I found myself actually liking it. Sue me.

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The Shawshank Redemption - Thomas Newman

Road to Perdition - Thomas Newman

Warrior - Mark Isham

42 - Mark Isham

The Painted Veil - Alexandre Desplat

I'm in a small-scale, contemporary, electronics-augmented score mood.

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Tron Legacy - Daft Punk

I just never stop finding new things to appreciate about this score. The blending of the orchestral cues with the electronics are simply divine, and neither tries to emulate the other but gives each other a chance to shine. For dance club musicians to do something this impressive, like the string ostinatos in "Outlands", the beautiful "Adagio to Tron" or the big powerful "Finale" -- it's quite something. More power to director Joseph Kosinski for giving them plenty of time to compose and refine the score.

Hope I'm not the only one who hopes Daft Punk scores another film...

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It's one of my most listened to scores in recent memory. I was floored that it was as good as it was when I first heard it. I had a cursory knowledge and appreciation of Daft Punk beforehand but they weren't really my thing. After hearing Legacy I have a completely new found admiration for them. I really hope they do another score soon.

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I've been going through all my 2013 scores and trying to catch up on the stuff I missed out on. So when I began Pacific Rim, I went in thinking I would be wasting an hour on dreck, but I found myself actually liking it. Sue me.

Oh, I will!

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I've been going through all my 2013 scores and trying to catch up on the stuff I missed out on. So when I began Pacific Rim, I went in thinking I would be wasting an hour on dreck, but I found myself actually liking it. Sue me.

Oh, I will!

Predictable. I'll see you in court buddy!

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I never used the word pedo!

Both you are Koray owe me an apology.

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As far as i'm concerned, BRONY = PAEDO!

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Paedo

"1. Paedo

Short for 'paedophile'. One who molests young children."

Yeah, no. YOU owe me an apology.

you're not going to convince anyone here to check our all your links when you've posted so many

Of course you won't. Now that I've posted plenty of evidence on how great the show and its music is, you're going to scroll past all of it because a) you're scared of losing social capital by having your "friends" turn against you if they find out you so much as sampled just a teensy smidge of entertainment that inflicts harm to no one whatsoever, and b) you can't take 30 minutes or an hour out of your day to educate yourself and sample some great music.

Oh, but you have plenty of spare time to make tons of lengthy posts (with tons of links!) about what CDs are coming out next.

Thanks for proving everything I've said about non-bronies to be correct?

you're going to look back on these posts in five years and be embarrassed by them

Five years from now when My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has spread farther and farther into mainstream culture, the only embarrassment around here will be from you and everyone else in film score fandom at how right I am.

Everyone has the privilege (NOT a right) of expressing an opinion on whether or not the show is bad, its music is bad, or its fandom is bad, after they have watched the show, listened to its music, or participated in its fandom.

Also, anyone who thinks that wrongfully accusing someone of pedophilia is "sarcasm" does not deserve the privilege of being my friend, so kindly rescind your Facebook friend request before I block you.

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Well, I *know* Stefan was not literally accusing you of being a pedophile, and was just making a quick joke that he hasn't thought about since. But I've been posting on the same forum as him for 15 years, and you barely know him. You're welcome to still want an apology from him - don't drag me into it, I'm backing away from this all.

To be clear: Nobody here thinks you're a pedophile, Lucas. I'm glad you like your show, and you are welcome to start a thread to discuss it's music here on our forum. No one will give you a hard time in it. (If they do, I'll take care of them).

Peace and love!

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The Hobbit the Desolation of Smaug by Howard Shore

Agatha Christie's Poirot by Christopher Gunning

The Patriot by John Williams

The Book Thief by John Williams

Jurassic Park by John Williams

The Adventures of Tintin The Secret of the Unicorn by John Williams

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Saving_Private_Ryan_DRD50046_zps17be2d28

Starts off very good (minus the hymn's over-climaxing) but after a while the score ripples on without ever becoming interesting again.

The_Phantom_Menace_Ultimate_Edition_ost_

Disc 2: My favorite disc of the album. Many superb moments and a recording quality that is close to perfection.

Alex

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You're welcome to still want an apology from him

Good luck with that!

People who develop a sort of fetischistic obession with what, as far as I'm concerned, is a TV show aimed at girls under the age of 10 are either creepy or have suffered a stunted emotional development and are in many ways immature. Much like Michael Jackson never grew up because of physical and mental abuse suffered as a child.

If I were to meet this Basil would probably deduce in what catagory he falls in mere minutes. As it stands, my judgement remains open.

Though sexual predators are usually less eager to share, having a notion that what they are doing is wrong. Something our specimen here seems to lack.

If I were a brony, i certainly would not admit it on an open forum. Hell i'd admit to jacking off to tranny porn before doing that!

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Been listening to some good ole' physical CDs in my car lately instead of podcasts, since many of those were on break to end the year. Was nice to finally take the shrinkwrap off some purchases!

John Williams - Home Alone (La-La Land)

The definitive presentation of the score. I've been listening to this score every Christmas forever, but there's no reason to return to the original OST, the LLL release has it all and works from the start of the CD to the end as a perfect listening experience. I like starting it off with the two songs and having the Insert in the bonus track section. Still amazed by that alternate finale!

John Williams - Home Alone 2 (La-La Land)

Also the definitive presentation, I think this is better than the Varese 2CD version. I love starting off with the two songs, and the additional source music cues included are terrific - love the light piano versions of Christmas classics. Now, this is a score I never had the original OST of, so I first heard it via the Varese Deluxe, and I never loved it as much as the first score. I think it was just too long, it was too much score to get into all at once. It's different when you start with the highlights then get the complete years later. However, over the years I've now listened to this score enough times that I no longer think it's too long, I really like the complete score all the way through.

BTW, did anyone notice the error on the back cover? The "BONUS TRACKS" moniker appears one track too later, making it look like the first source music track is the end of the main program rather than the start of the bonus tracks! The inside of the booklet doesn't make the same mistake.

Ramin Djawadi - Game of Thrones Season 3

I still don't think this is great all the way through, but the highlights are superb. Here's hoping season 4 is his best score yet!

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The Time Machine - Klaus Badelt

Lovely, unassuming score with a very pretty, versatile theme. The Horner-ish choral accents in the section beginning at 1:08 are masterful; they tug at the heart in a vague but undeniable way.

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Christian Hensen - Grabbers

One of my favorite scores of 2012, hands down! It's a lot of fun. Too bad it never got an official release :(

Tracks can be streamed from two places:

http://grabbers.ie/media/

http://cuttingedge.sourceaudio.com/#!explorer?b=987485

Brian Tyler - Now You See Me (Complete Score)

Easily one of my favorite scores of 2013, and my favorite Brian Tyler score. So much fun! Love the main theme and supporting themes. I wish this program (maybe with one or two tracks removed) would be released on physical CD, I'd love to buy it!

The complete score is streaming here:

https://soundcloud.com/briantyler/sets/now-you-see-me

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Meh. I can see it working very well in film (which I haven't seen), but its very workman-like, which is a common problem for Beltrami's scores. Far too much a reliance on his general filler music textures to really enjoy it. There are some really nice cues though that offer a glimpse of what this score could have been, like "Take My Place", "This is the Beginning" and "Yona Lights". To be honest, I personally think all the elements are here, but what this score lacks is real style. He really could have pushed it and brought out something fun or "cool", but it instead drowns in its own murkiness. An average 3 star score I guess, if only for the highlights.

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Its good!

I think it's one of Powell's best works ever. So engaging and exciting. I prefer the trifecta of "Building Bridges"."Shock and No Oars" and "Attack on Alcatraz" myself -- as well as the climatic "The Battle of the Cure" and "Phoenix Rises".

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