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Joined 01-15-08, id: 1475187, Profile Updated: 09-28-12
Author has written 21 stories for Avatar: Last Airbender, Earth 2, Forgotten Realms, Lost, and Misc. Tv Shows.

Thanks for dropping by! As I have promised, here are some links to my original stuff:

The Blacksmith's Daughter, a YA friendly fantasy is currently available from Musa Publishing -- www.musapublishing.com -- as well as other online booksellers like Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/The-Blacksmiths-Daughter-ebook/dp/B005Y0XFPI/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1343575589&sr=1-1&keywords=theblacksmith%27sdaughterbyarleycole and Barnes and Noble! I appreciate all of you who have read and encouraged me on Fanfiction.net for all these years and I want to be sure you all know how to keep reading my original works! I would not be here without you all. Please help me spread the word. If you read it and like it, please review. Also, visit my blog at www.arleycole.blogspot.com!

I've also got a new story coming out October 12, 2012, at www.musapublishing.com and Amazon.com, et al. ! It's a contemporary romance (rated a solid PG-13 for adult relationship stuff) called Finally Ever After: Storm Duty as Leigh Daley (www.leighdaleywrites.blogspot.com). It is set during the April 27th tornados and follows a utility lineman/engineer and his ex-wife as they try to restore power to a devastated town while dealing with the reignition of their feelings for each other.

Feel free to friend request me on Facebook as Arley Cole. In fact please do!!!

But I won't quit writing fanfiction! Fanfiction has really helped me refine my craft and I am a much better writer than I was when I began. Here's why I love it so:

Fanfic allows writers to enter the works they love. It allows them to make commentary on characters and themes and plot elements that they personally find interesting and fulfilling. I think it's the ultimate compliment to the author of the source material and the ultimate literary criticism. If a writer wants to know what worked in their piece, they need to read the fics that have been posted. That will tell them faster than anything else.

Fanfic also allows readers to give immediate feedback to the writer. Knowing what worked in a chapter or what didn't can help writers hone their craft and sharpen their stories. I don't know how many times I've reconsidered my plans because of reviewers' interests or suggestions. And boy, do I love getting reviews. That's the payoff for writing fanfic. Somebody lets you know they're reading. It's especially great when they like it and are specific about what they like. So don't ever be stingy with reviews--not just with me, with everybody you read.

Okay, a little about my obsessions:

MAYHEM!: Yes, I am writing a fic about the Mayhem character from the Allstate insurance commercials! Why? Because Mayhem is hot! He's so funny and so flirtatious even while he's up to absolutely no good. Anybody outside the US can just go to www.youtube.com and search for the Nothing But Mayhem channel. He/she has all the ads in very good quality and easy to watch in one place. Besides, they're just plain hilarious. My fave has to be Douglas Fir. Unless it's Tree Limb. Or Snow. I just love them all!

LOST: Okay, the word for the day is James "Sawyer" Ford. OMG. How much angst and sexiness can fit in one frequently shirtless package? Lost is a fabulous show full of weird and wonderful stuff (much like Earth2 by the way). I still miss it. And I am still working on Grace Period so don't think I've lost my way.

FORGOTTEN REALMS: Artemis Entreri. 'Nuff said.--Oh, okay, here's more on my Forgotten Realms obsession. I do love Artemis Entreri. I have always loved Artemis Entreri even when he was an evil villain. And it's been such way fun to add to canon where he is concerned. There's so much left unsaid about him after Road of the Patriarch until he shows back up as Barrabus in Gauntylgrym. And I was seriously disappointed in Barrabus. So Divergence is my answer to that. I have to admit I had my doubts about him and Dwahvel as a pairing after Road of the Patriarch. But when I started exploring Dwahvel, I realized she was just exactly what he needed. And that she needed him. I hate that she's less present in Divergence, but am trying to keep her with him in his memory.

AVATAR READERS: I'm a huge Zuko x Toph fan--as if you can't tell that from Land of Fire and Stone and Voice of the Earth. I was not satisified with Zuko and Mai ending up sort of together at the end of Season 3. I think Jet and Mai make a much more interesting couple. Yes, you heard me--Jet is not dead. He's alive and well and currently living in Omashu. Read Voice of the Earth if you don't believe me. I always thought the series needed to have four books. I guess I'm working on the same Fire, Earth, Water in Bender, that leaves only Air. Yep, there's an idea for Air floating in my brain. It's called The Last Skybison. Sooner or later I will get to it. After all, it's just not right that Appa is the last one. And I will not let that go unanswered!!!

EARTH 2 READERS: What is not to love about that show?! We got so robbed by just having one season. They never got a chance to explore all the hints they dropped, so I decided to just do it for them by writing Season 2. I wanted to play with all those ideas and strange notions--especially the ones that seemed a bit on the far fetched side at first glance ("Flower Child"? Oh, please--we all said--but I think it was far more important than it seemed). The time investment in getting Devon out of cold sleep had to be believable (plus Debrah Farentino needed maternity leave!) and there was so much to do with that whole biochip, mysterious illness thing. We couldn't just wrap that up deus ex machina style. Also, as much as I want Danziger and Devon to discover that they are made for each other, I just don't see that as being something that the series would have done quickly. So I'm not going to rush it either. It's more fun that way. Anyhow, I'll have to be back writing new stuff because I left Zeke (the OC ZED--I just love him!) unconscious. I can't abandon him that way.

And what do almost all of these have in common? You guessed it--Clancy Brown!! Clancy Brown provides the scary, but compelling voice of Long Feng in Ba Sing Se and also played curly haired mechanic John Danziger--I will stop there for fear of waxing eloquent. If you see me on the Buckaroo Banzai fanfic lists, you'll know I'm writing about Rawhide--who is also not dead, trust me. And did you notice Clancy Brown in Lost as Kelvin Inman?? See, Clancy Brown is in everything I love. When they make a Forgotten Realms movie, Clancy Brown will play a dwarf or disgruntled villager or something.

Anyway, thanks for reading my stuff and sending me reviews. I look forward to feedback! Just knowing you're out there reading makes it that much more fun to do. So take a second and drop a note!

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Ghosts of LA by makealist reviews
James and Juliet get their happy but not perfect ever after. They make it off the Island because Kate never goes back. Things come to a head when she inadvertently re-enters their life in 2008. Plus, lots of Miles.
Lost - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 59 - Words: 224,453 - Reviews: 761 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 11/20/2011 - Published: 10/14/2010 - Juliet, Sawyer - Complete
The greatest prize by RonCN reviews
Sequel to 'The long way to profit'. Heeding Entreri's suggestion, they hit the road… and surely enough, trouble ensues. But this time, it might be something greater than anything they could have anticipated. More rewarding, too - if they can pull it off.
Forgotten Realms - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 62,504 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 10/30/2010 - Published: 1/15/2009 - Jarlaxle, Artemis E. - Complete
No One Belongs Here More Than You by tia8206 reviews
Post-S5. Juliet's finally escaped the island, but facing her past, present and future all at the same time is enough to give any seasoned time traveler one hell of a headache. And whatever happened to "whatever happened, happened"?
Lost - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 92 - Words: 226,738 - Reviews: 1041 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 7/31/2010 - Published: 10/29/2009 - Juliet, Sawyer - Complete
It's a hard life by RonCN reviews
Part IV: Kimmuriel finally manages to step out from under Jarlaxle's great purple - I mean, Jarlaxle's shadow: new jobs, new policies, new look... If only he had known *beforehand* what this meant, he wouldn't have tried so hard. -series of one-shots-
Forgotten Realms - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,680 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/2/2009 - Published: 1/8/2009 - Kimmuriel O. - Complete
Lent by LFVoy reviews
Human or Terrian? Which is Mary? After she runs away into the woods by herself, she learns the answer.
Earth 2 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,759 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 1/5/2009 - Published: 7/27/2008 - Complete
The long way to profit by RonCN reviews
Jarlaxle wants a new artifact, and he brings Entreri along to help. But he never guessed he would need an ally instead of a tool to win against the tough competition to be found on this new quest. Can they pull it off before someone else gets the prize?
Forgotten Realms - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 42,733 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 12/25/2008 - Published: 9/16/2008 - Jarlaxle, Artemis E. - Complete
100,000 lousy coins by RonCN reviews
She wanted an easy life, thank you very much. Problem is, she also wanted the money. The reward got her in trouble with the whole Undrentide fiasco, and she never learnt: Yria is on her way to save Waterdeep... and to claim her 100,000 golds, of course.
Neverwinter Nights - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 54,332 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/16/2008 - Published: 1/8/2008 - Complete
Dancing On Air by Daisy Snapdragon reviews
Aang and the gang decide to take a mini vacation to an island festival in the Earth Kingdom. Meanwhile, Zuko has been dragged to the same one by his uncle. There, they meet a girl that might make Aang question if he really is the last airbender. ZukoXoc
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 23,521 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 9/6/2008 - Published: 1/6/2008 - Zuko - Complete
Prodigy by Daisy Snapdragon reviews
Prodigy. It was a word Prince Zuko would be hearing increasingly more often over the next few days. It was a word that most commonly brought on fame and recognition and… honor. And it did, but not for him. Full summary inside requested story
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,806 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 10 - Published: 7/22/2008 - Zuko, Azula - Complete
Fool by Nariel reviews
Set during end of "Starless Night": Drizzt is on his way back to the Surface with his most beloved friend and his most hated enemy. The Baenre dungeons have left their mark on him, but Artemis Entreri is being far from sympathetic...
Forgotten Realms - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,146 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/10/2008 - Drizzt D., Artemis E. - Complete
Future Markets by RonCN reviews
Kimmuriel has been assigned yet another research by Jarlaxle. He complied and found out everything about the artifact wanted by his former leader. But he also found something else along the way. Now, if only he could come up with a good explanation...
Forgotten Realms - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,544 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/23/2008 - Jarlaxle, Kimmuriel O. - Complete
A Life of Constant Travel by LFVoy reviews
A character study: travel is the one constant in life aboard Serenity. Firefly Friday response.
Firefly - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,256 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/11/2008 - Complete
Excerpts from the Diary of Princess Ursa by Karalora reviews
Sequel to Lucky to Be Born. Follow the thoughts of Princess Ursa of the Fire Nation as she copes with the joys and stresses of new motherhood...and watches her husband's slow slide away from her into the madness of ambition.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 105 - Words: 77,206 - Reviews: 686 - Favs: 184 - Follows: 87 - Updated: 4/8/2008 - Published: 11/15/2006 - Complete
Ozai's Vengeance by Fandomme reviews
Twelve years after the final battle, Zuko summons Katara to heal the victims of an epidemic spreading throughout the Fire Nation. Katara Zuko
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 105,597 - Reviews: 1110 - Favs: 1,481 - Follows: 308 - Updated: 2/8/2008 - Published: 7/28/2007 - Katara, Zuko - Complete
Cast Me Gently into Morning by OveractiveImagination39 reviews
After Ba Sing Se Zuko is given a chance to redeem himself. With the help of Guru Pathik he sets out to open the seven chakras. Along the way he confronts painful truths about his past and himself, as well as experiencing the power of forgiveness and love.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 108,142 - Reviews: 639 - Favs: 366 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 1/21/2008 - Published: 1/27/2007 - Zuko, Katara - Complete
Man In the Mirror by Daisy Snapdragon reviews
oneshot/drabble--Take a look inside Zuko's head. Supposed to be set after The Firebending Masters or around there. It is current though. Kind of sad and a little pitiful.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 464 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/21/2008 - Zuko - Complete
Jarlaxle Discovers Sugar by Surreptitious Chi X reviews
Right after The Silent Blade ends. Jarlaxle is getting used to the Basadoni Guild, and Artemis is showing him around. The idea is that Jarlaxle has little to no experience on the surface yet, at least in terms of living there, so he lacks common knowledge
Forgotten Realms - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 488 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/25/2007 - Artemis E., Jarlaxle - Complete
The Black Imaginings of Artemis Entreri by Surreptitious Chi X reviews
Careful, and watch where you step, for you are now visiting a place governed by different rules... This is a place bound not by the rules of the world, but the secretive caste of an assassin's mind, and willing, most would never wish to know what that is.
Forgotten Realms - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 1,509 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 2/24/2007 - Published: 1/28/2007 - Artemis E.
Plain of Sorrows by milady dragon reviews
When Eden Advance runs into the mother of all mountain ranges, the only way through might lead to something best not awakened...
Earth 2 - Rated: T - English - Horror/Mystery - Chapters: 43 - Words: 58,023 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/21/2006 - Published: 10/28/2005 - Complete
Dangerous Ground by wilderness-writer reviews
Ready for a Zutara fic filled with action, romance, and a new plot? Then come, tread on Dangerous Ground and see what happens when water and fire collide. Can the two exist peacefully, or will they both be destroyed? The fate of the world may hang on it..
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 36 - Words: 107,329 - Reviews: 1091 - Favs: 1,207 - Follows: 190 - Updated: 1/29/2006 - Published: 12/5/2005 - Zuko, Katara - Complete
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Grace Period reviews
COMPLETE - From his first moment on the island, James "Sawyer" Ford knew he had to make the tough calls to survive. However, he didn't consider just how tough those calls were going to have to be or what the island was going to ask of him. In canon. T for safety.
Lost - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 36 - Words: 128,553 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 6/25/2013 - Published: 11/23/2011 - Sawyer, Juliet - Complete
You're in Good Hands reviews
I LOVE Mayhem on the Allstate commercials! When I saw the new Werther's candy commercial with the lovely young lady in the candy store, this unlikely urban romance was born. What would happen if Mayhem fell in love? Find out here!
Misc. Tv Shows - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,397 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/7/2012 - Published: 8/28/2012
Voice of the Earth: Land of Fire and Stone 2 reviews
COMPLETE! In this sequel to Land of Fire and Stone, the Gaang has been invited to Omashu to help King Bumi choose a new king. Fluff, adventure, swamp spirits, bandits, Zuko/Toph, Jet/Mai. I love Jet. He's not dead. But you knew that already.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 47 - Words: 163,019 - Reviews: 296 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 8/28/2011 - Published: 8/6/2008 - Zuko, Toph - Complete
Wake Up Call reviews
Julia and Danziger head out to bring Devon out of cold sleep while Morgan and Zeke brave the dangerous predators to bring in the lost perimeter alert sensors. My Season 2, Episode 8. They make more sense in order.
Earth 2 - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 15,239 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/28/2011 - Published: 4/16/2008 - Complete
Land of Fire and Stone reviews
Years after the war, Zuko greets the new Earth Kingdom ambassador, his old friend Toph, who has grown up in ways he didn't expect. But will they survive long enough to know if they are meant to be together? Shameless fluff with adventure!
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 57,033 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 220 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 8/28/2011 - Published: 1/22/2008 - Zuko, Toph - Complete
Disaster reviews
COMPLETE! Sequel to Damage and Dawn. Artemis Entreri is doing his best to create a new life with Dwahvel, but when Jarlaxle returns, will it all come apart? Yeah. It will. It's Jarlaxle. Of course it will.
Forgotten Realms - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 33,839 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/28/2011 - Published: 1/24/2009 - Artemis E., Jarlaxle - Complete
Bender reviews
COMPLETE - Sequel to Voice of the Earth and Land of Fire and Stone. When Sokka is lost at sea, will he be saved or will the return of an old love be his downfall? Sokka/Suki, Zuko/Toph, Aang/Katara, and Jet/Mai.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 39,317 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 8/28/2011 - Published: 2/15/2010 - Sokka, Zuko - Complete
Divergence reviews
COMPLETE Years after Idalia's Flute, Artemis Entreri busily pursues his new life only to find that the stuff of shadow does not let go easily. Barrabus the Gray is the natural conclusion. Continuation of Damage, Dawn, and Disaster. T for safety.
Forgotten Realms - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 25,832 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/11/2011 - Published: 5/19/2011 - Artemis E. - Complete
Sanctuary reviews
A young Artemis Entreri discovers a sanctuary in the chaos of Memnon, but how long can it last? Just a short piece exploring our boy AE's younger days, sort of a what makes him tick kind of piece.
Forgotten Realms - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,760 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 11/1/2009 - Artemis E. - Complete
Dawn reviews
COMPLETE. Sequel to Damage. After the turmoil of Idalia's Flute has worn off, can Artemis Entreri find himself again? And what of his relationship with Dwahvel? Can a new life hold up when the old life intrudes? T for safety.
Forgotten Realms - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,468 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/21/2009 - Artemis E. - Complete
Damage reviews
COMPLETE. Artemis Entreri goes back home to Calimport. But is Calimport his home? Takes place after RotP. Basically, I can't just leave our boy AE in that kind of unresolved emotional turmoil. At least not without enjoying it a little first.
Forgotten Realms - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 24,389 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/16/2009 - Published: 1/9/2009 - Artemis E. - Complete
Dark Purposes Part 2 reviews
True has been taken by the Terrians in hopes of curing her of the same mysterious illness Devon has; meanwhile, the captured ZED is coming apart mentally. My Season 2, Episode 7. I'd read in order if I were you.
Earth 2 - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,618 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/8/2008 - Complete
Dark Purposes Part 1 reviews
Strange new animals threaten Uly and True, leaving True desperately ill. Can the Terrians help her? This is Season 2, Episode 6 of my quest to continue the series. Do read in order. It'll make more sense if you do.
Earth 2 - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,042 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Published: 3/30/2008 - Complete
Stormy Weather reviews
The group must weather a very strange storm from without and conflict from within. This is my Season 2, Episode 5.
Earth 2 - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,144 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/24/2008 - Complete
Shaman reviews
The group is being tracked by a ZED. Can the planet help them stop it before it stops them? This is Season 2, Episode 4 in my current project to at least give us another season of Earth 2--what a great show!
Earth 2 - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,445 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/18/2008 - Complete
The Lotus Eaters reviews
The group finds themselves in the lap of luxury as they discover the first colony settlement. However, there's trouble in paradise--trouble that began over fifty years ago. This is my Season 2, Episode 3. I recommend reading in order.
Earth 2 - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,625 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/15/2008 - Complete
Bess's Adventures in Wonderland reviews
Follows Blast from the Past. Bess and Morgan find themselves drawn into a disturbing VR simulation where they learn more about the strange sunstones and their place on the planet. I'm still finishing the series. My episode 2.2.
Earth 2 - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,383 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/7/2008 - Complete
Blast from the Past reviews
I want new episodes so I'm writing them. This takes place right after All About Eve. Danziger deals with the issues that come from having left both Ellie and Devon in cold sleep. The Terrians try to get to know the new leader in their own way. My ep 2.1
Earth 2 - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,793 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/3/2008 - Complete
Fear of Flying reviews
Toph is uncomfortable around Teo, but a glider flight changes everything. Teo is a cool character who just gets completely ignored! Takes place in canon, Fire Bending Masters. Contains TophxTeo, plus a tiny bit of TophxZuko, Toko?, Zuph?
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,428 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 7 - Published: 1/21/2008 - Toph, Zuko - Complete
Oneupmanship reviews
After Western Air Temple--Sokka and Zuko try to one-up each other. Just a fun little oneshot because I'm tired of waiting on the next episode!
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 965 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/20/2008 - Zuko, Sokka - Complete
The Scar reviews
After Western Air Temple--Zuko tries to make his place in the Gaang, but his scar is causing problems with his vision. Toph tries to help.
Avatar: Last Airbender - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,193 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 149 - Follows: 8 - Published: 1/20/2008 - Zuko, Toph - Complete
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